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.

To Be Selected

Chhory Chhi is a 17 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2011. At the time, she enrolled in the eighth grade at the The Clark Hamagami School which is located in Kab Prik Village, Preah Phos Commune, Koh Kralor District, Battambang Province. She is now in the twelfth grade.

Chhi is the last child among her six siblings, four sisters, and one brother. The family owns one hectare of land for growing rice and feed 4 cows to make their living. Her father is struggled to support the family earning very little income about $15 a month as a villager chief. Chhi worked on rice field with her mother, sometimes for her for her neighbor when needed and also in Thailand for 8 months to make some money.

Chhi is able to attend her class regularly since she was selected and supported by the GBA program with good study performance.

Updated: July, 2015