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Learning how to write ‘sous-dey’: Von Vorn’s journey to literacy

‘Sous-dey’, the informal form of ‘hello’ used ubiquitously in Cambodia, was a word that Von Vorn struggled to write when she first joined the Factory Literacy Programme (FLP-SkillsFuture) conducted at her workplace. Today, she’s among the first FLP-SkillsFuture graduates at her factory.
In Pou Senchey district of Phnom Penh, just north of the airport, the production lines at Olive Factory were already a hive of activity at 10 a.m., with the sounds of machines stitching or cutting through hundreds of pieces of fabric. Von Vorn is concentrating hard at the cutting section, as she expertly moves the cutting machine through yards of lime green fabric.