THE PUPIL will become the master when a 19-year-old undergraduate from Pilning flies 6,000 miles to Cambodia to teach poverty-stricken children her mother tongue this summer.

English Literature student Hannah Scott is preparing to be thrown in the deep end this June as she tutors in schools and orphanages in Siem Reap for four weeks.

But the teenager, who travelled to India for world challenge in high school, has never been afraid or backed down in the face of adversity.

"My experiences in India have changed my life and I decided to do something like that again," Hannah, a second year student at the University of Hertfordshire, told the Gazette.

"I want to be a teacher and I do a bit of peer coaching at the university but obviously it’s a foreign country and they speak a different language so I’m a bit worried about that."

The rush of actively making a difference in impoverished children’s lives, who may otherwise not get the education and support they deserve, will be enough to help her put aside her initial feelings of apprehension.

"There will be teaching assistants and people teaching out there who are going to help, so it should be fine," she said. "The area has got a lot of poverty and it’s going to be lasting for the children.

"I’m really looking forward to it. I booked my flight a while ago so that made it sink in. It is going to be doing a lot of good out there."

Hannah will embark on the life-altering journey with a group of fellow undergraduates and gap-year students.

Not content to put herself at the schools’ service she is aiming to raise £750 to spend on basic stationery, which we take for granted but which many Cambodian children would not dream to own.

Part of the sum will go towards supporting herself during her month-long trip.

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