Hi, my name is Rint, and I am 23 years old. I was born and raised in the Sotr Nikom district of Siem Reap province. My parents are farmers and dedicate most of their time to working on the farm. I am the second of three siblings – my family consists of my grandma, parents, brother, sister, and me. Unfortunately, due to our impoverished living conditions, both my brother and sister had to drop out of school. My brother stopped in grade 8, and my sister stopped in grade 7; notwithstanding,
I was determined to pursue my studies and earned a spot at the University anyhow. Despite facing financial struggles, my family encouraged me to pursue higher education and secure a well-paying job. I promised myself that I would never let them down.
2018 was a tough year for me as I failed my national examination for the first time. Despite the setback, my parents stood by my side and encouraged me to keep pushing forward. The following year, I had to retake the exam, but I remained determined and gave it my all. Finally, in 2019, my hard work paid off as I passed the exam.
Since 2020, I have been pursuing an undergraduate degree in TEFL at the University of South-East Asia, where I am currently in my third year. Despite numerous challenges along the way, I have persevered and never given up. Instead, I remain determined to achieve my goals, no matter how long it takes.
I am beyond excited to join the REACH team. More than just an NGO school, REACH is a platform that provides underprivileged children with the chance to improve their standard of living through education. Despite the challenges that come with this mission, I wanted to work with REACH to contribute to the goal of educating the younger generation and helping them escape illiteracy and poverty; ergo, My personal aspiration is to become a proficient English teacher, supporting as many people as possible in their journey towards a better life; while I understand that being a good teacher is not an easy task, even so I am committed to doing my best.