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Kimhong’s Story: From abandoned child - to the 2015 Homeless  World Cup.

Kimhong Thong was born in 1996. His parents were divorced when he was 6 years old and he lived with father, a poor farmer who wasn’t able to send Kimhong to school.

After being abandoned by his father at the age of 9, he ended up at Sedtha's doorstep. He was brought to the BFT Centre in Siem Reap to live and study.

He now helps teach English to the younger children. Since completing high school, Kimhong is studying tourism at a university in Siem Reap. When he graduates, he wants to be able to use his English and tourism skills to open his own business.

But the Kimhong story has another twist. He was a keen football player from the age of 12, and played in competitions between the BFT Center  and teams from the BFT villages.

In 2014, with support from the Reagan Milstein Foundation and Happy Football Cambodia Australia, Kimhong was selected for the Cambodian team to compete at the 13th Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam in September 2015. 

Kimhong had the experience of a lifetime and met people from all over the world. He made such a good impression that he has now been asked to coach the team in Siem Reap