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.

To Be Selected

Brak Reaksa is 14-year-old student in 8th grade at The CREDO School, which is located in Angkanh Village, Metoek Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province.

Recently, Brak Reaksa has been living in Opreal village. Reaksa has three siblings including her who is the second child in the family.

Her father’s name Mr. Brak Kheang is 42 years old farmer and her mother’s name Mrs. Eab Sok is 40 years old farmer also but they do not own any farmland to grow rice. Presently, her parents work at the border of Thailand and they usually send 80$ to her for buying food and medicine per month. Now her older sister named Brak Sopheak just dropped out her studying from 9th grade in this year.Reaksa and her younger brother go to school by bicycle every day and sometimes she walks to school with her younger brother because of the bicycle is broken.

Nowadays, Reaksa and her siblings have been living together with her grandmother who often gets sick. Because of her grandmother usually getting sick so her older sister decided to renounce her schooling and taking care of her grandmother “she said” Reaksa has a female cow and she feeds some hens to sell too. She sometimes can get the money from her selling to buy material for her studying. Reaksa always tries her best to study hard and she never wanted to stop studying even only a time.

In the future, Reaksa wants to be a teacher of Khmer literature so that she can use her salary to help her family. Especially, she doesn’t want her parents to work very far from her family.

Updated: June 2018