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.

Nhay Thary

Nhay Thary is a 9-year-old student in 4rd grade at The Tokyo-West Rotary Club in Peam Khvav village, Dom Bokroung commune, Phnom Srouch District, Kampong Speu Province.

Nary has two siblings, all are girls, and she is the eldest child in family. She is orphan whose father died. She lives with her mother and other siblings. Her mother is a farmer who owns one hectare of farmland. Their rice farm is in rain-fed area, so they can grow rice only once a year in rainy season and the yield is very low, only 800kg of rice every year. In order to complete family’s demand, her mother works as seasonal worker. Thary has to help her mother to do housework and take care of her younger siblings. This responsibility has forced her to be away from school very often.

Date posted: November, 2016