A letter from Cheang (London Scholarship 2018)

Hi all! I’m Cheang, a scholar of Children of the Mekong in 2018. Today, I’m very grateful to share with you all how things are going for me so far.

I was very interested in Applied Maths and analytical skills in financial sectors after going through the job shadowing in some investment banks and financial institutes in London. At the time, I wanted to pursue master’s degree in Applied Maths. So, I decided to study and prepare for the IELTS examination in order to get a scholarship abroad. Coincidentally, I saw a job announcement from a life insurance company seeking a junior actuarial analyst who would also willing to study and take exams to be a certified actuarial analyst. It really got my attention so that I applied for this opportunity. I thought it was great to gain experience and study at the same time. Unbelievably, I passed the interview. So, this is the story how I got here, working as a life actuary. I just finished and passed my first actuarial exam in Thailand last year. For the moment, I’m preparing for my next exam in late May this year. If I get certified, my other dream is to work abroad to get more professional and life experiences.

I sincerely appreciate all my sponsors, Children of the Mekong, and my host family for making this happen for me. I truly enjoyed the moments and gained valuable practical knowledge from this excellent scholarship.

Best regards,


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