Long Devid

Introduction – 19th December, 2017

Devid is sponsored by Clancy and Len from Sydney, Australia began from 20th December, 2017 at US$50 per month.

Long Devid is a 7 year old boy (born in 2010) who lives in No Truck village (Long is his family name). He has one older sister and one younger sister, all of them come to the Choice school by the Choice water truck. His mother passed away about 2 years ago and his father doesn’t take care of them since he has another wife now. The three of them stay in one hut and are looked after by their old grandma. Devid doesn’t have much free time as he studies a half day at Choice school and another half at government school. He always helps to wash the dishes and clothes and he likes to play football in his free time. In the future, he wants to be an English teacher.

Clancy and Len from Sydney, Australia

Devid was hunting for food – July 2017

Devid received a new set of school uniform – 22 September 2017

Devid and his grandma (in front of their hut) – 18 December 2017

Devid learns shape names – 20 December 2017

Devid does Khmer homework at Choice School after lunch – 21 January 2018

Devid is happy to have a new pair of sandals after his old ones broke – 20th August 2018

Devid is learning about parts of the tree today – 4th February 2019.

Devid has received a new pair of shoes – 7th February, 2019.

Devid has received new note books from Clancy – 10th April, 2019

Devid was so happy to get a new set of school uniform – 11th July, 2019

Devid has received a new school bag – 27th August, 2019
The Choice school has reopened after temporary closure due to covid. This is Devid in computer class November 2020.

Devid is learning to type on a Qwerty keyboard. He can type in English without looking at the keyboard and is also learning how to type Khmer language by using the same English keyboard. He has to memorise which English letter represents each Khmer letter. A challenging skill to learn but very useful for him. There are a lot more letters in Khmer than English, 33 consonants and 26 vowels, so he has to learn a lot of multiple key combinations!

Devid is a hard working student in his English language class. He likes singing, colouring and playing educational games. When he learns songs from his teacher, he sings them in class louder than most other students. Even though he is not amongst the top students in his class in reading and writing, he follows music really well. He is really happy when his teacher lets him do colouring or playing games at the end of a lesson.

Devid near his home. Keeping safe from covid. December 2020