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.

Ka Chakriya

Chakriya is 13 years old and she is in grade 9 at The Doris Dillon School in Phnom Toch village, Sdach Kong Khang Tboung Commune, Ben Teay Meas District, Kampot province.

She is the third child in the family and she has three siblings. She is an orphan whose father died long time ago. Her mother’ name Mrs. Am San is a farmer.  Her mother raises two cows. She is now living in small house with her mother and her older siblings. Her mother does farming. The family owns haft hectare of farmland; they can earn up $250 a year in rice product. This is not enough to support the family’s needs. Chakriya’s mother has to work for other villagers to sell some vegetables. One day she can earn 15,000 riels. This means, that even with this additional income, he mother does not have enough money to support the family and their children’s everyday needs. Chakriya has to skip school to stay home and help taking care her siblings or help in the rice field and other housework.

Chakriy wants to be a doctor. She wants to help all the people in her village, and she thinks that the hospital nowadays is too far. Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family to live with a bright life.

Updated: April, 2018