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.

Heng Sophy

Heng Sophy is 16 years old, a student in 10th graded of Rovieng High School, located in Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province.

There are 11 members in her family. Sophy has nine siblings, two sisters and six brothers and she is the youngest child in her family. Her parents are farmer and they are older now. They do not have farmland except a small plot of village land for a small house to live. Their living is just depending on their work at the rice field that they shared with the other villagers to grow rice. They can get about 2 tons per year. Half of the rice product they got will sell for money to support the family expenses. Because her family is very poor and her parents are older, her elder brothers and sisters have to go to find job to do to generate income to support this big family need. Sophy also has to do a lot of housework and those works pull her times off from her school schedule, she has so little time on review her lesson and always skips classes due to busy time to help the family.

In the future, she wants to be a teacher, because she wants to share her knowledge to children to become the best students and especially the children are living in the far area. And moreover, she hopes to have salary that would be able to support her family and give them an opportunity and get a better life.

Updated: August 2018