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Accepted students are all young adults that have only known a life of poverty, hardship, minimal schooling and shelter, hunger, sickness, and long hours of exploitive manual labour.

Each student comes from an extremely poor family and have overcome many changes in their lives already.

Ratana , 16
Ratana has lived his whole life surrounded by oppression, alcoholism and domestic violence. Without any other option, he has sought refuge with Kerry the director or Feeding Dreams
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Lot Lout , 21
Lout, aged 21 comes from the poverty stricken rural area of Pro Lay Commune in Kampong Thom province. Here starvation is extremely common and most who reside in this area work long days farming rice just to survive.
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SPONSORED BY MATHILDE DESPREZ

Dy , 21
After the tragic death of his father Dy and his family have struggled to get back on their feet. In order to survive Dy was forced to abandon his education and resorted to oppressive construction work with long hours.
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SPONSORED BY BRUCE & WENDY LEVEIN

Srey Pich , 20
Growing up in a desolate farming area, Srey Pich was chronically malnourished. With a very violent and absent father, in support of their mother,Pich and her siblings learned to be resilient
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Sponsored by Kathy & Mark Lyndon

Chovi, 19
The family borrowed money from not only one but many different organisations to buy land and build the house. Her mother is uneducated,dropping out in grade two and did not consider.
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SPONSORED BY DARBY & ELOISE LYNDON

Soan , 17
With chronic malnutrition causing the death of his older brother Soan’s family moved to Siem Reap in search of a better life. Sadly, the large family resides in an urban slum and to this day remain starving.
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SPONSORED BY Bruce and Wendy Levein

Kim Sinh,18
Sadly, when Kim Sinh was 8 years old, his father died due to a liver problem caused by Hepatitis B. The family spent almost all of their money trying to treat the disease.
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SPONSORED BY JRJD Consulting Pty ltd

Horn , 18
Horn comes from a hard working family with supportive parents, unfortunately the destruction of poverty and starvation has prevented him from continuing his education.
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SPONSORED BY RENEE MORRISON-PUOU

Bin Thrat, 17
Both of Thrat’s parents have endured enormously difficult times throughout their lives, living through the Pol Pot regime, with his father being a soldier and his mother spent her days carrying dirt to build trenches and building dams.
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Sponsored by Collingwood Junior City Football Club

Phalleap
Phalleap, age 18 was born in Anglkom Village in Kampong Thom province 200km east west of Siem Reap. She lived in a commercial area among quite a lot of middle class to wealthy families.
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SPONSORED By Bruce & Wendy Levein

Pek , 17
With cruel memories of his alcoholic father beating his mother, Pek has seen more violence in his life than any child should ever have to. He is a shy and hardworking country boy who desperately wants to make something of his life.
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SPONSORED BY Bruce & Wendy Levein

Pich , 17
As a countryside boy, he is afraid to talk with others as he is concerned that people will look down on him because he is so poor. Pich felt very ashamed to talk about the family’s lack of food and was very sad when explaining their struggles.
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SPONSOR BY Sue & Michael

Sok Leab
Subject to exploitive working conditions and a difficult past, Sok Leab hopes to move forward and continue her education. She is excited to see what the future holds.
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SPONSORED BY Anonymous

Nout , 19
With two illiterate parents who have only known a life of farming and starvation, Nout was forced to abandon school to help her family survive. Exhausted from exploitive manual labour, Nout dreams to further her education
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SPONSORED BY Bruce and Wendy Levein

Udam, 21
Udam’s mother has never fully gotten over the death of her husband. He is a highly intelligent boy who has grown up knowing desperation, chronic malnutrition.
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SPONSORED BY FRAN HUGHES

Vannat, 17
Living on government wasteland, Vannat and his poor family can be thrown off at any time. With his fathers inconsistent work and his mothers low income Vannat has been forced to abandon his education.
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SPONSORED BY THE LATE IVOR DREYER

Tola, 19
Tola’s greatest role model in life was his father, a hard- working and educated provider. After his death, Tola’s mother was never the same and without support the family fell apart.
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SPONSORED BY Frank Tee

Pholla, 18
After watching her sister Theary’s transformation at the Dreams Training Centre, Phalla desperately wanted the same opportunity. Her family has only known a life of
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SPONSORED BY Bruce and Wendy Levein

Phan Lom, 20
Growing up in a poverty stricken area, growing up without a mother figure Lom came to be very close with his Grandma Poath. To prevent his frail granny from working out in the fields Lom
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SPONSORED BY Bruce & Wendy Levein

Samnang , 16
After the death of his alcoholic father and abandonment by his birth mother, Samnang considers his Aunty Oun and Uncle Yet to be his true parents. Without enough money to attend
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Sponsored by Matt, AJ & Chris

Phann, 32
Phann is no stranger to illness and death, already in his life he has lost two of his closest loved ones. With his father now absent, Phann doesn’t know where he would be without the help of his sister.
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SPONSORED BY SALLY & MICHAEL

Sror
After enduring years of oppressive labour and unfair conditions Sror is excited to begin a new journey at the DTC.
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SPONSORED BY Anonymous

Sat Try, 30
As a child witnessing the Khmer Rouge and devastation caused by the war, Sat Try is a resilient and spirited woman. She has worked
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SPONSORED BY Bruce and Wendy Levein

Tey, 24
Tey is a hardworking, ambitious 24 year old man who comes from a poor farming community in the countryside near to Siem Reap
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SPONSORED BY Bruce and Wendy Levein

Socheat
Lead by poverty Socheat has had a very difficult life and already has experienced many hardships. She hopes now to forget her past and focus on her future.
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SPONSORED BY Anonymous

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