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.

Chun Chandoeurn

Chun Chandoeurn is a 15 years old student in 8th grade at The Margaret & Derek Jerram School, which is located in Kraul Chi village, Popel commune, Boribo district, and Kampong Chhnang province.

Chandoeurn has gotten three siblings including her. She is a third born in the family. Her parents are farmers. They have their own farmland but it’s very small about 20 meters of width and 45 meters of length. Chandoeurn narrated according to the current living condition of her family they have produced rice and they could get over 1 ton of rice’s output per year. After the rice’s yield collection her parents had sold out for 500kg of rice and got $93.75 of benefit.  Chandoeurn complained, although her parents could receive for $93.75 from selling rice but that benefit was insufficient to hold on for their daily needs. Therefore, her father has had to seek another job to work as the construction worker and he benefited for $5 per day in order to patch up on food but it was not regularly income. Presently, her parents have planted sweet potato and cassava for sale.

Unfortunately, Chandoeurn hasn’t attended the school regularly because sometimes, her parents asked her to help take care of the cows at the rice field and do the chore at home as well.

Date Posted: April, 2017