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Hey, I'm Kanha

Angkor Wat ● Joined in 12th of December 2019

Hi I am Kanha from Cambodia! I am a state school teacher as well as a licensed tour guide. I was born into a farming family in 1980s in Siem Reap province about 10km away from the town of Siem Reap. My parents were separated when I was 3 years. At that time my mother became the breadwinner for the family. Despite my family’s difficult circumstances and hard life, I always encouraged myself to work hard and move forward in life.

I completed Samdach Ouy High School (located near the Siem Reap airport) in 2003. I then passed the exams to begin my studies as a secondary school teacher of Khmer Literature in Battam Bang province. Two years later I became a teacher. As education is very important to me, I continued to university studying English Literature at Build Bright University (BBU) in Siem Reap. Through the commitment and hard work, I received a scholarship for my university studies from Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC is a US-based nonprofit organization). While studying I volunteered assisting with JWOC’s community service projects 5 hours per week. I was involved in 2 of JWOC’s projects: first as a microfinance officer and then as a clean water officer. Also while I was studying at BBU I worked as an assistant for the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Water Supply Expansion project study team and as an official tour guide in my spare time and during school holidays.

I cherish the opportunity to share my smile with all visitors so that they feel welcome and at home. Many of my former tour clients have maintained a connection with me and readily recommend my tour guide services to their friends and family.

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