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.

Hat Channo

Hat Channo is an 11 -year-old student in 5th grade at The Shintoshin Rotary and Speros (Hawaii) School in Pal Hal Village, Rik Reay Commune, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province.

She has one sister and two brothers. She is the second child in the family. Her parents are farmers. The family makes their living by growing rice, but their rice field is so far from home that when planting or harvesting season arrives, they have to leave home to stay on the farm until work finishes. Channo and her siblings stay with her grandma when her parents are in field. Although her family works very hard, they still face a lot of difficulties. They can’t make enough money to support the daily needs of their family. Therefore, they live in poverty with not enough food or money to support their children’s education. Channo likes her studies but she cannot regularly attend class. She must help her grandma to do house and look after her brothers.

Date Posted: January, 2015