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.

Romas Pyorn


Romas Pyorn is a 15 year old girl who was selected into Girls Be Ambitious Program in 2013. Now, she is in her 6th grade at The Sophie A. Krasowski School in Bo Kham Village in Ratanakiri Province.

Pyorn is the first child in the family of five members. Her parents are very poor farmers who own only one hectare of farming land which can grow only rice and potatoes. The harvest is not good and they do not get enough income to support the needs of the family. For additional income, her family has to work for other villagers. Living under the hard conditions, Pyorn decided to skip classes in order to help the family with all the work.

After meeting with the GBA staff, Pyorn and the family understand the importance of education and they agree to support her to go back to school.

With the support of the Girls Be Ambitious Program, now Pyorn has a chance to attend school again. She is very happy and maintains perfect school attendance.

Updated: December 2017