Shoko Furukawa

TASSEL volunteer Shoko Furukawa.

TASSEL volunteer Shoko Furukawa.

university of southern california, usa

My name is Shoko, and I am currently a Sophomore studying Business Administration and minoring in Music Production and Computer Programming at the University of Southern California (USC).

Having been a part of TASSEL for 2 years in high school, I have experienced the amount of growth the program brings me as the teacher, as well as the amount of impact the program brings to the students in Cambodia. I looked forward to seeing my students every week, and this constant interaction developed a deep sense of commitment to my students. Although I graduated the TASSEL program once when I graduated high school, I was still determined to continue making a difference in the children’s lives. I wanted TASSEL to grow and influence more communities both inside and outside of Cambodia. This desire motivated me to bring TASSEL to the USC community, so that USC students can be more aware about the current situation in Cambodia, develop meaningful relationships with their students, and ultimately make a lasting impact on their students’ lives.

TASSEL is still in its first year at this school, but it has been growing at a fast pace and more students are getting to witness the work that we do. 

I am very excited to come back to the TASSEL family again, and I cannot wait to see the impact that the students at USC bring to Cambodia!