Meet Vapy, our Sisters of Code mentor
In the past women in Cambodia didn’t have many opportunities to pursue higher education unlike men, but now both male and female students have the same rights in education and that is essential for their future. Currently, most of the parents in Cambodia pay more attention to education for their kids. They believe that knowledge and skills can support their success in the future.
That's the reason why Vapy tries to be engaged in the educational sector as much as she can. She was born in Taneng commune, Kong Meas district, Kompong Cham Province. After graduation she start working as a web developer, however she always wanted to become a teacher and she passed a pedagogy exam and became a professional teacher in 2020. Currently, she is an ICT teacher in Sisowat New Generation High school.
While observing that the number of female students in the field technology is still low, she decided to join Sisters of Code club to help to support girls who want to learn more about information technology, as it can open a lot new opportunities for girls.
She is very excited to be able to inspire girls to get an education in the field of technology. Her main wish is to have more clubs like Sisters of Code in every school across the country. Vapy is thankful to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and to the Sisters of Code program by IT Academy STEP Cambodia that allows her to participate in the development of the education field to share her knowledge with the new generation, as she believes that education can help to change human life, families and the whole nation for better.
The original article in Khmer: https://bit.ly/3dOsCtF