Muoy You has opened Seametrey Children's Village in Phnom Penh to help restore Cambodia's culture.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
For Muoy You, "the power of education" isn't an abstract concept. She's seen it transform the life of her family.
Her father was a bicycle repairman, and her mother an illiterate street vendor. Yet her four children are all university graduates. "They're high fliers," Ms. Muoy says.
In 1972 she won a scholarship to study in France. It would save her from Pol Pot's killing fields, where her parents and siblings were among the 2 million dead. She spent the next two decades in exile, raising a family and working as a teacher in Africa and the Middle East.
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