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.

Keo Chansok

Keo Chansok is 13 years old and she is a student in 6th grade at The Chres School in Kampot Province, Kampong Trach District, Boeng Sala khang Tbong Commune, Phum Chres Village.

There are four members in her family such as mother, one old brother, one old sister and Chansok is youngest child in her family. Her father died since she was young. Her family is poor and her mother is a farmer. She has half hectare, which can produce between 1,500kg to 2,000 kg of rice a year. After harvesting rice her mother sold out for 1000kg and got 300$ to support a whole family in per year. However, that income was still not enough to afford to buy school supplies for Chansok’s study and for their daily consumption in a whole year. During the schooling, Chansok’s always gone to school every Monday to Saturday by an old bike that her mother has bought since she was six years. After school, she always did housework and repaired the exercises that the teacher put for homework. In her free time, she likes to read the books, review the lessons from school. Chansok is a good student in her class and she always studied very hard every day.

Chansok wanted to be a doctor when she grows up, because she wanted to help all the people in the rural villages and also anywhere near with her work’s place in the future. Furthermore, she wanted to earn money to support her family to meet with appropriate living condition and she wants her family to live a better life in the future as well also.

Date posted: January, 2019