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.

Meng Thida

Meng Thida is a 16 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in December, 2015. At the time, she enrolled in the ninth grade at The CREDO School in Ang Kanh Village, Me Teuk Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. She is now in the 10 grade. 

Thida is an orphan whose father died, she has four siblings: three boys and one girl. Losing a pillar person in family, her mother has to do immigration to Thailand in order to find job with better income and she send some money about $12.50 to Thida to support her study. Thida is living with her three brothers who do rice farm to earn their living. They have land about two hectares and yearly, they get just 2-3 tons because their land is in Rainfed area where their farming practices are relied on rainfall for water. Without her mother, she is the only girl in family and she has to do all chores in her house and to help in rice field when she is needed. With too many responsibilities in family and under poor condition, she has to be absent from class very often.

She maintains high attendance and has many friends who are among her classmates.

Updated : November, 2016