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.

Ly Chamroeurn

Ly Chamroeurn is a 17 year- old girl who was selected into Girls Be Ambitious Program in 2015. She is now in grade 10 at The Margaret & Derek Jerram School in Kraul Chi Village, Kraul Chi Commune, Boribo District in Kampong Chhnang Province. She is very happy and is maintaining perfect school attendance.

She has two sisters and she is the eldest in the family. Her parents are farmers. They have about a hectare of farmland, which can produce 900 kg of rice per year. However, they must give half of their rice harvest to the farmer who sells them their farming equipment. During the off season of rice harvesting, Chamroeurn’s father works as a laborer in the village, making up to $4.50 a day.

Before Chamroeurn was selected for the BGA program, she did not have time to attend school because she had to help the family in their rice fields and with housework.

Updated: January, 2018