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.

Em Vorleak

Em Vorleak is 13 years old, and in the 6th grade at The Shintoshin Rotary and Speros (Hawaii) School in Pal Hal Village, Rik Reay Commune, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province.

There are 5 members in her family, her two parents, one older sister and one older brother. She is the third child in her family. Her parents are farmers who own one and a half hectares of farmland, which can produce 1,500 kg of rice per year, but they don’t sell it because they need it for their daily consumption. The family owns a small piece of farmland but it can hardly support the family for their needs. They need to buy rice, food, clothes, school supplies and other daily items. When the farm work is finished,  her father works as a  construction worker, earning 2,000 Riel per day, but it is not regular work.

 Vorleak is a good student and daughter, she works hard in class, and when she gets home she shelp her mother with housework. Additionally, she helps sell some groceries out of her home. Her older sister went to work as a cleaner in Phnom Penh, earning 400,000 Riel per month.

In the future she wants to be a doctor because she wants to help all the people in her village, and she thinks that the hospital right now is too far. Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family.

Updated: March, 2018