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.

Chanty Ra

Chanty Ra, 18 years old, female, having five siblings, four sisters and one  brother,  the third child in the family, studies in grade 10 at Ascham Community School # 281 in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

She was born in Po Kreng village, Dak Dam commune, O Reang district, Mondulkiri province. Her father, a farmer, 40 years old, names Ra Nhet. And her mother, 35 years old, a farmer, names Mom Kroeul. Chanty’s parents, owning about one hectare of farmland, producing about 740 kg of riceper year, earning about $ 25 per month, are poor minority family. Furthermore, they raise some of animals like four chickens, three pigs, six ducks, two cows, and grow some of the vegetable and fruits behind the house to make food. Despite, working on the farm, they go to forest to collect fruit, resin, vegetables, fishing, and trap wild animals to sell in the local market. Their house, is small, making from wood, located on the hill, isolated for the villager, is far from school. It’s about 50 kilometers from school to her house so now she stays at dormitory, located close to school. Moreover, Chanty couldn’t go and back home on the weekday she will go home on the weekend to bring some food. At the school, Chanty, a friendly student, loving studying, always coming to school on time, studying hard, working hard together to help schoolwork is a good student. She usually gets good marks. She receives only $ 10 a month from her parents to support herself at school time.

In the future, she wants to be a teacher, because teacher may help her to have a better life.

Date posted: June 2018