WASHINGTON — Ung Pechata has always dreamed big.
The 12-year-old Cambodian had wanted to become an architect or inventor, but a technology competition has given her a new goal: solving social problems through technology.
Poun Pok, Pechata’s mother, is a communications officer at the European Union delegation in Phnom Penh.
When she suggested Pechata join the Technovation program, she thought it would be a way for her daughter to “kill time” at the weekends.
But it turned out to be much more than that.
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