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.

Bith Mony

Bith Mony is a 15 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2011. At the time, she enrolled in the fifth grade at the David and Deborah Roberts School in Ta Ream Village, Tbeng Commune, Kampong Svay District, Kampong Thom Province .  She is now in the ninth grade.

She was born in a family with five members: her parents and two sisters.She is the first child in the family. Her mother Chhay Kimlong, 34, is a farmer. Her father, 32, is also a farmer. They have 3 hectares, which produce 100 bushels of rice a year.  However, this is only the ideal output because they need to barter for fertilizer and other expenditures during the farming process. They also sell potatoes but the family still lives in poverty. There is not enough food or money to buy school supplies for the children. Therefore, Mony needs to help her mother with: housework, planting and harvesting.

With the support from the GBA program, Mony is very enjoying school. She maintains high attendance and has many friends who are among her classmates.

Updated: April, 2015