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.

Kanchre Thida

Kanchre Thida is a 14-year-old girl who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2011. At the time, she enrolled in the third grade at the Gloria and Henry Jarecki Special Skills School in Norg Leak village, O’Chum commune in Ratanakiri province, northeastern Cambodia. She is now in the eighth grade.

Thida is second child in the family of five members. She has only father and her mother passed away few years ago. The family has two hectares of farming land which grow rice and cashew nuts. The yearly harvest is not good. They have to work for other villagers to get more money to support the daily needs. Due to the difficult conditions and having no mother, she had to miss classes in order to help her father to work on the farm and do many chores.

With the support of the Girls Be Ambitious Program, now Thida has a chance to attend school again. She is very happy and maintains perfect school attendance.

Updated:January, 2017