Former Garbage Dump Worker Receives Full Scholarship to University of Melbourne

Rags to riches stories are almost always good to hear and read about.

These stories can remind us that through determination, grit and a little bit of luck, almost anyone can overcome their predicaments and achieve extraordinary success.

If anyone can inspire us, it’s Sophy Ron whose journey began at the Phnom Penh garbage dump in Cambodia as an 11-year-old child worker who has never attended a day of school to becoming a valedictorian at Trinity College and securing a full scholarship to the University of Melbourne.

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