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.

Kan Sina

Sina is an 11 years old student in Grade 6 at The Janie’s School #524 in Snam Preah commune, Bakan district, Pursat province.

 There are six members in her family. She has 3 sisters and one brother. Her parents are service farmers in the village. They don’t have any land for growing rice themselves. They just do all kinds of work in the village to get income for their daily living. And usually her parents left her to find jobs to find jobs as farmers at the Cambodia-Thailand border, because they expected that, they can get a better income than in the village.

Now, Sina lives with her grandparents who can’t do anything to get income. Both of them just stay home and do all kinds of housework around the house and look after their grandchildren. So, in order to get extra money for her daily needs, Sina found another part-time work at brick kiln which provided her about R5000-R6000 ($1, 5) a day. Sometime she got sick, so she didn’t go to work, she just stay at home and do all kinds of housework, finding fishes and grow a little bit of vegetable in the garden for daily meals.

 Date Posted: February, 2017