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.

Bunly Sokleng

Sokleng is 14 years old, student in 8th grade at the Dahlia Sam School in Roung Mashin village, Tasal commune, O’ral district, Kampong Speu province.

Sokleng has a sister and a brother. She is the first child in the family. She lives with her mother after she divorced with her father when she was ten years old. Her mother own 6,000 m2 of farmland for producing rice during the season. Her mother can gather 15 to 20 sacks of rice production in a year. After cultivation, her mother crops some vegetables for food and sometime can sell for extra income. Her mother can earn about 5000 to 10000 riels per day from some other part time labor work for the other villagers to support the family.

Sokleng aways helps her mother’s housework, does homework, reads books and takes care her brother and sister. During school day she can get 500 to 1,000 riels to school.

In the future, Sokleng wants to be a teacher because she loves children and wants to share the knowledge to next generation. She thinks this job is great and can earn money to support family.

 

November 2018