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

Hoem Sreymoa is 15 years old, a student at the CREDO school in Angkarnh village, Metoek Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. Now she is in grade 9. She lives in Tamom village.

Sreymoa has three siblings (all girls); she is the third child in her family. She lives with her parents who are farmers. They have a hectare of farmland where they can grow the rice to eat and sell for money to support the family. They have only a child who is studying.  Every month her parents can earn only $50 to $70 from sell vegetables, chicken and ducks that they have raised. The income is not stable in each month sometime they cannot find any money in month. Usually, Sreymoa got 3,000 riels as pocket money to go school but in the time that her parents cannot earn any income she has no any riels as pocket money to school. But even those she tries to study hard and never miss classes, her attendance is very good. As she is the only child that have opportunity to study, so the parents really want to help her to study in high education, even their life met the very difficult situation like now. Before and after school, she always helps to prepare food, clean the house and other housework.

In the future, Sreymoa wants to be lawyer, because she likes this job very much. Out of helping to provide justice to people she hopes she can earn good salary to help her family. She said: there are not many ladies in Cambodia choose this job. But she wants to do it and she will do it better too. She knows it is difficult to get success on this job, but she still wants to try to do it.

Updated: June 2018