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.

Chhuon Chanry

Chhuon Chanry is a 13 year-old student in the 7th grade at The Savant School, which is located in Taney village, Choam Sangker commune, Phnom Sruoch district, and Kampong Speu province.

Chanry is the eldest in the family, with one younger brother. Her father’s name is Mr. Chhuon Chak who is 35-years old, and her mother’s name is Mrs. Ly Sokchan who is 33-years old. Chanry’s mother works as a cleaner in a garment factory in Phnom Penh, earning $150 a month and her father works as a mango picker, earning $7.50 a day.  However, both of her parent’s jobs are occasional, which means their income is not consistent.  Chanry expressed that there is not enough money to support the family’s need for food, clothes and school supplies for herself and her younger brother.  Therefore, Chanry commonly misses school to work with her father picking mangos, making $7.50 a day.

Chanry expressed her future goal as: “I want to become a teacher of Khmer literature because this subject is easy to understand for teaching to the kids in the next generation.”

Date Posted: February, 2018