Girls Be Ambitious

A program that enables girls who are unable to go to school due conditions of poverty to attend one of our rural schools and receive an education instead of having to work in the fields, do chores at home or take care of siblings.

Kong Panha

Panha was born on 15, Sebtember, 2004 in Bakrong village, Svay Chek Commune, Romdoul District, Svay Rieng province. She is in the 7thgrade at The Svay Chek Secondary School, which is located in Anlong Spean village, Svay Chek Commune, Romdoul District, Svay Rieng province.

Panha has 2 siblings and she is the first Child in the family. Her father‘s name is Mr. Kong Sophary and her mother name is Bun Sarin, both of them are farmers. The family has owns one hectare of farmland, in which they can earn up to $300 a year in rice production. Even they get income but it still not enough to support the family’s needs. Panha’s father commonly has to be Labor to carry the sage of cement and he could earn $5 or $6 in a day.  This means, that even with this additional income, the parents still do not have enough money to support the family and their children’s everyday needs. As a result, Panha commonly has to miss school to stay home and help to care for her siblings or help in the rice field and other housework.

Panha’s goal wanted to be a teacher in her community. She wants to teach all kids in her location. Also, she wants to build girl up and explain them to be strong as a man.

Date posted: June 2018