Meet Ms. Jan Jira
Ms LOA Jan Jira
My name is Jira and I was born in 1997. I have one sister and two brothers, and I'm the youngest child in my family. My mother's name is Yavy now 60 years old, and my father's name is Kimchheak. My mother is a very hardworking woman and has tried to earn money to support our family for many years.
I finished high school in 2015 and then wanted to continue my study at the university in the capital city Phnom Penh. But sadly, my parents did not allow me to live there because I am very small and look young and they told me that Phnom Penh is not a safe place to live. So I decided to stay in Siem Reap and I choose to study at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC).
As this University teaches all subjects in English language, before I could commence, I was required to complete a Diploma of international English Academic program IEAP. During my I study of English at PUC I searched for a job to support myself, as I did not want to ask money from my parents anymore as they are old now.
I gained a job as a receptionist at a Chinese school. Then, I moved on to work as a hotel receptionist, as I hope my English will improve by speaking with foreigners. I now have two years of experience working as a receptionist and I'm happy that I can earn money myself to support my study.
After that, I wanted to have more experience and wanted to work for an NGO. Now I'm working at Feeding dreams Cambodia. It is a Non-government organization in Siem Reap which provides free education to the young poor children. Now I'm working as an English teacher.
I really love my job because I have a chance to teach young poor children and I love to share my knowledge and what I have learned to them. All of them are different and they are from different situations. Some of them are from very difficult families and some, they have no parents. I hope their future will be better and I am happy to see them grow.