18 January 2011
Sophaly Phok, Volunteer at Canley Heights Salvos Store
Nicked name Sophie.
“I arrived in Australia in 1983. I lost all my family members in Cambodia. Six sisters and a brother were killed by members of Khmer Rouge.”
“Life was becoming better in Australia when I met another fellow Cambodian and married him. We have two children, but when the youngest was just one month old, he decided to return to Cambodia. I struggled as a single mum having to raise two kids and a mortgage burden to carry!”
“I come to volunteer at Canley Heights Salvos Store as my first work experience ever in Australia. I was nervous and thought my English would not be good enough! However from day one, my fears were put to rest because everyone was friendly and kind. I felt very safe at Salvos Store.”
“I feel I have found a new freedom. I love working here and I love my new friends. Thank you Salvos Stores”