This Club appreciates humanitarians that realize the only way to enable Cambodian children to climb out of the dark depths of poverty, sickness, malnutrition, suffering and exploitation, is by supporting Education.

Meet Ms. Brak Thoeung (Tha)

Brak Thoeung (Tha)

Brak Soktha or “Tha” (33 years old) as we know her at Feeding Dreams Cambodia, is one of the best staff at our school. Ms Brak Thoeung (Tha) is our Feeding Dreams Cleaner.

She has fought hard to get where she is today, and strives for an even better future. Tha originates from the Takeo Province of Cambodia, near the border of Vietnam. Tha comes a very poor farming family who could not afford for her education. She is the 7th child of a family of 10 children. Tha stopped studying in grade 2 and she then followed her parents to the rice field to help them grow rice. None of her other siblings had an opportunity to study education and Tha knows that she and her many siblings and her parents work very hard to put food on the table.

Tha cannot write her own Khmer language but she can read some. She says she didn’t want to leave school but during that time her family had financial problem. At the age of 21, Tha went to Siem Reap to visit her relative – and this time she met her husband Horn Sok who is from a poor village of 60km away from Siem Reap town. They soon married and Tha moved to live with her husband. Horn Sok left school in grade 4 and started working as a labourer. He carried foodstuffs from the market each day (for example, fish, bags of rice, bags of cement or timber) to make a living. He worked flexible hours and earnt between $3 - $4/day, depending on the amount of work available.

Tha was doing laundry for the villagers, earning up to $1.50/day. Several months later, Horn Sok worked as an assistant taxi driver and sometimes had to go to Phnom Penh city and stay there one or two nights and return to Siem Reap with only a meagre income for his wife. Unfortunately, when Tha was 8mths pregnant, he started to return home less often, and Tha found that her husband had been staying with his taxi driver friend and going to Karaoke beer gardens quite often – that’s why Horn Sok stopped giving his income to his family, keeping it for himself.

Tha had been suffering for a couple of years, and struggling to survive with her single son named Davat. Tha now rarely sees her husband and he offers no financial support whatsoever. Davat is a 7 year old bright young boy, who is studying in Grade 1 at the Khmer public school. He’s passionate about his studies. Davat also attends Feeding Dreams for English lesson every afternoon from 2 – 4pm. He has been learning English over two years now and he likes studying English very much. Tha is a good mother who always encourages her son to study hard.

When we started opening Feeding Dreams School in her community, Tha came to us and begged for a job. We soon employed her and she now has been working for Feeding Dreams, as Cleaner, nearly 3 years and her first salary was US$70/month. She then progressed to US$100 per month, and a few months ago, we increased her salary to US$120/month due to her hard work and commitment. Tha is so happy with her job, and pleased to work with Feeding Dreams team. Her position is cleaner but Tha does whatever she can to help and sometimes helps with the cooking in the kitchen, preparing meals for our 600 kids meals daily.

Tha is healthy but her son has had a lung problem since he was born. His mother took him to the Angkor children hospital, and he is currently taking medication for bronchitis. They live in a small hut made by rubbish, old tin and cardboards on rental small plot of land which Tha has to pay US$10 for monthly rental fee and another $10 for electricity supply.

ASC - Australian Sweeper Company sponsors and pays for Tha's monthly wages. Thank you for generosity to this lovely woman. Tha and Feeding Dreams truly appreciates your kind support. Tha told us that she is happy that someone is sponsoring her monthly salary ensuring she can continue to work hard with the feeding dreams team.Time to get another very important team member of our Feeding Dreams Khmer staff team !

Brak Soktha or “Tha” (33 years old) as we know her at Feeding Dreams Cambodia, is one of the best staff at our school. Ms Brak Thoeung (Tha) is our Feeding Dreams Cleaner.

         

She has fought hard to get where she is today, and strives for an even better future. Tha originates from the Takeo Province of Cambodia, near the border of Vietnam. Tha comes a very poor farming family who could not afford for her education. She is the 7th child of a family of 10 children. Tha stopped studying in grade 2 and she then followed her parents to the rice field to help them grow rice. None of her other siblings had an opportunity to study education and Tha knows that she and her many siblings and her parents work very hard to put food on the table.

Tha cannot write her own Khmer language but she can read some. She says she didn’t want to leave school but during that time her family had financial problem. At the age of 21, Tha went to Siem Reap to visit her relative – and this time she met her husband Horn Sok who is from a poor village of 60km away from Siem Reap town. They soon married and Tha moved to live with her husband. Horn Sok left school in grade 4 and started working as a labourer. He carried foodstuffs from the market each day (for example, fish, bags of rice, bags of cement or timber) to make a living. He worked flexible hours and earnt between $3 - $4/day, depending on the amount of work available.

Tha was doing laundry for the villagers, earning up to $1.50/day. Several months later, Horn Sok worked as an assistant taxi driver and sometimes had to go to Phnom Penh city and stay there one or two nights and return to Siem Reap with only a meagre income for his wife. Unfortunately, when Tha was 8mths pregnant, he started to return home less often, and Tha found that her husband had been staying with his taxi driver friend and going to Karaoke beer gardens quite often – that’s why Horn Sok stopped giving his income to his family, keeping it for himself.

Tha had been suffering for a couple of years, and struggling to survive with her single son named Davat. Tha now rarely sees her husband and he offers no financial support whatsoever. Davat is a 7 year old bright young boy, who is studying in Grade 1 at the Khmer public school. He’s passionate about his studies. Davat also attends Feeding Dreams for English lesson every afternoon from 2 – 4pm. He has been learning English over two years now and he likes studying English very much. Tha is a good mother who always encourages her son to study hard.

When we started opening Feeding Dreams School in her community, Tha came to us and begged for a job. We soon employed her and she now has been working for Feeding Dreams, as Cleaner, nearly 3 years and her first salary was US$70/month. She then progressed to US$100 per month, and a few months ago, we increased her salary to US$120/month due to her hard work and commitment. Tha is so happy with her job, and pleased to work with Feeding Dreams team. Her position is cleaner but Tha does whatever she can to help and sometimes helps with the cooking in the kitchen, preparing meals for our 600 kids meals daily.

Tha is healthy but her son has had a lung problem since he was born. His mother took him to the Angkor children hospital, and he is currently taking medication for bronchitis. They live in a small hut made by rubbish, old tin and cardboards on rental small plot of land which Tha has to pay US$10 for monthly rental fee and another $10 for electricity supply.

ASC - Australian Sweeper Company sponsors and pays for Tha's monthly wages. Thank you for generosity to this lovely woman. Tha and Feeding Dreams truly appreciates your kind support. Tha told us that she is happy that someone is sponsoring her monthly salary ensuring she can continue to work hard with the feeding dreams team.