A day in the life of…Tin Phim

Government reforms and help from charities have improved the provision for girls to learn in Cambodia, where this teacher mentors and supports female students

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Every morning I get up and take to the dirt roads that wind across the forests and rice fields of Cambodia’s Kampong Thom Province. My work as a social mobiliser for the Hun Sen Tbeng High School takes me from urban areas to rural villages, as I travel to meet students and their parents, using my scooter to get around.

It is my job to act as a mentor to girls who attend the school, and I take my work very seriously. I listen, observe carefully and encourage the students to participate in group mentoring sessions at school. When the girls are absent or have any problems, I provide them with one ...

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