Socheat Thin, Cambodia


In 2001, Socheat Thin was working double shifts as a security guard for a private school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Attending such a school as a student seemed out of reach. Then a friend told him about DDD and it changed his life.

While working as a data management operator (DMO) at DDD, he studied Business Administration at the local university. With his earnings, he could help his family and provide money toward his younger brother’s schooling.

Now Socheat manages DDD’s Scholarship Program in Cambodia. He coordinates with local universities to help students secure tuition support while helping ensure DDD employees have the support to attend their classes and perform well. 

“These education and work options are simply not available to many young Cambodians,” Socheat notes. “Many Cambodian children stop attending school after 9th grade because they are too poor to continue. Without DDD, I would not have been able to go to university. DDD’s commitment to offering scholarships has a positive impact on my life, my family, and my community.”