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.

Thai Vandy

Thai Vandy is an 19 years old student in 9th grade at The ASIJ School which is located in Chup Krom village, Svay Leu commune, Svay Leu district, and Siem Reap province.

Vandy has gotten five siblings. She is a fifth born (youngest child) in the poor family. Unfortunately her father had gone and left her, her siblings and her mother living sadly. Presently, they have owned 24 square meters of land for producing vegetables.

Vandy said, her mother hasn’t had any farmland for growing rice and she has grown vegetables from day by day on that land. Nowadays, her mother has raised the chickens and selling vegetables. However, that income hasn’t covered sufficiently for daily food. Therefore, one of her three older brothers ceased the school and have worked at the garment factory.

As for Vandy, she hasn’t attended the school punctually because of her mother asked her to help growing the vegetables and maintained the vegetables at the farm with her mother.

Date Posted: December 2017