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.

To Be Selected

Kean Kolida is 13 years old, and in the 7th grade at the Rak Smey Rik Reay junior high school in Bos Village, Rik Reay Commune, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province.

There are five members in her family, her two parents, one older sister and one younger sister. She is the second child in the family. Her parents are farmers who own about one and a half hectares of farmland. It can produce 1,200 kg of rice per year, and they can sell it out for about 200 kg to buy clothes, books, and pens for their children.   Besides farming rice, Kolida’s father makes palm sugar. And sometimes her father works as a construction worker, earning 2,000 Riel per day, but it is not regular work.

During the harvest season, Kolida and her oldest sister always need to help their mother work in the rice field. Kolida is a good student and daughter, she works hard in class, and continues her hard work when she gets home by helping her mother with housework, teaching her younger sister, doing homework and doing chores.

In the future she wants to be a doctor because she wants to help people in her district and wants to earn money to support her family.

Updated: March, 2018