A Day in the Life of Yun Kador
My name is Yun Kador. I live in Sikar village in the Svay Chrum district of Cambodia. I am 10 years old and live with my mother. I have one younger brother and two younger sisters.
I am studying in first grade at Chouk Meas primary school. When I was younger, I was sick a lot and that is why my mother did no let me go to school until I was ten.
My father works as a moto dup (motor taxi) driver in Svay Rieng town and my mother stays at home.
Everyday I come to school with my younger sister, Yum Yich. She is 7 years old and I want her to go to school with me because I want her not to be afraid of school when she starts first grade next year. We walk about 1,500 meters from our house to school.
I like my school but also want to have a new school so that other children can come to study. Besides study, I look after my younger sister, collect firewood and help my mother do housework.
My younger sister wants to go to work in the garment factory when she grows up. I want to study until ninth grade and after, I want to find a job as a construction worker so that I can earn money.