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.

Chheng Srey Nich

Chheng Srey Nich is an 18 year-old student in grade 10 at Samdech EOU Samdech ME high School in Banlung town of Ratanakiri province.

Srey Nich is the sixth child in the family of seven siblings. Her parents are farmers and they haven’t owned any farmland to produce crops. Every year they have to rent the neighbors’ farm for one hectare with a cost of 150 dollars to grow potatoes and they have gathered about five tons of potatoes per year.

Srey Nich commented that in amount of five tons of the potatoes her parents could earn for $325 only per year and because of the amount of that revenue still could not provide enough support to the family so they have to try to look for some more work at the neighbors’ farms in order to earn additional earnings between 3.75 USD to 5 USD in per day.

In the future, SreyNich wants to be a nurse because she wants to look after her parents when they are getting old and helping poor people in Cambodia as well. Moreover, working as a nurse will be changed her life to be better than working as a farmer.

Updated: June 2018