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.

Chuon Leap

Chuon Leap is 15 years old student in grade 7 at O’Chum School in O’Chum district and Ratanakiri province.

Chuon Leap is an ethnic minority student and she has only four sisters including her in the family. Her parents are farmers and they have one hectare of farmland for growing rice which can gather only 500 kilograms per year. Because of her parents are poor so they decide to work more at other neighnors’ farms in order to earn between 3.75 USD to 5 USD per day. And the works that her parents implement such as cleaning up grass, digging potatoes and picking cashew nut. Leap said, she often absented from class and helped her parents to do some works at other farms.

In the future, Leap wants to be a sport teacher because it makes healthy and strongly. She also wants the people in her village to have good health, strength, and long lives, too.

Updated: June 2018