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.

Chan Dara

Chan Dara is 15 years old, a student in 9th grade at The House of Joy and Happiness School in Thkeng village, Rohas commune, Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province.

There are three members in her family. Dara has one younger brother and she is the first child in family. However, her mother had already passed away in years ago. Nowadays, she and her brother are living with her father. They three have a 14m×25m of land size where the house was built. Her father is a farmer and no other job that can earn some extra money. The living is depending on the yield of rice product, every year by the sharing of the farmland with other villagers he can get about 3 tons. Some time, her father sells the rice to get some money to support the family due to the difficult situation and no choice beside sell the rice and they can gain $300 in a ton. The income from this is only for supporting daily expenditure in the family. Due to the difficult situation in her family, Dara faces the challenges in life and don’t know how to ongoing her study with the deep withstanding of her predicaments.

In the future, she wants to be a teacher, because she wants to share her knowledge and teach the children in her community.  On other hand, she would like to be able to support her family and give them an opportunity and get a better life.

Updated: August 2018