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

Dorn Marina is 11 years old, and in the 6th grade at The Shintoshin Rotary and Speros (Hawaii) School, which is located in Pal Hal village, Rik Reay commune, Rovieng district, and Preah Vihear province.

There are 6 members in her family, her two parents, one older sister, one younger sister, one younger brother, and herself. She is the second child in her family. Marina was born in a poor family and her parents do not have their own land for growing rice.  Currently, her father works as a carpenter, earning $5 per day, which is used to buy food for the family. Her mother makes Khmer cakes and selld them, earning a very small income.  Additionally, Marina’s parents own a charcoal oven, and sell the charcoal earning 120,000 – 200,000 Riel per month. Her parents try to work hard every day, but their income still does not support the family’s needs.

Marina is a good student and daughter, she works hard in school and continues her hard work when she gets home by helping her mother with housework and taking care of her younger sister and brother. After school she always helps her mother make and sell Khmer cakes.

Dorn Marina wants to be a teacher because she wants to share her knowledge to the kids in her commune. Moreover, when she has money, she will create and own a small business of her own.

Updated: March, 2018