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.

Hong Tieng

Hong Tieng is a 14 year-old-student in the 8th grade at The Kozak Ohana School #285 in Trapaing Arak Village, Chey Commune, Kampong Svay District, Kampong Thom Province.

Hong Tieng is the first child in her family and she has three younger siblings. Hong Tieng lives with her grandmother because both of her parents had to leave to find work. Her mother works in a factory at the Thai border and her father works as a construction worker in Kampong Thom City. Her father can make up to $7 a day and her mother sends a little amount of money to her family every one-two months. Hong Tieng expresses that she misses her mother a lot and sometimes she cries because she misses her so much. However, she never gives up, and always works hard in school, even though she regularly misses classes to help with household responsibilities.

Date Posted: November 2018