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.

Keun Kin

Keun Kin is a 13-year-old student in the 7th grade at The Savant School, which is located in Taney village, Choam Sangker commune, Phnom Sruoch district, and Kampong Speu province.

Kin has five members in her family, consisting of her mother, three sisters and her. Kin is the youngest child in the family.  Kin’s mother, Mrs. Dul Sophat is a farmer. Kin’s mother and father got a divorce when she was six years old, and her father is now remarried.

The family owns a plot of land (30m x 40m) for growing rice. The family is able to produce 800kg of rice per year, but it is used for feeding the family, and not for selling.

Besides growing rice, her mother is employed at a mango farm earning 30,000 Riels ($7.50) per day to support the family. Kin regularly misses school to help her mother pick mangos, earning a small amount of money.

Kin expressed her future goal as: “I want to become a teacher of moral-civics because this subject is easy to understand for teaching to the kids in the next generation.”

Date Posted: February, 2018