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.

Khat Kimleng

Khat Kimleng is12 years old, student in grade 7 at The Doris Dillon School in Phnom Toch village, Sdach Kong Khang Tboung Commune, Banteay Meas District, Kampot province.

She is the second child in the family and she has 4 siblings. Her father’ name Khat Khloeun and her mother’ name Kol Kunthea , her parents are farmers and staying in the farm field and she lives with her grandparents in village. The family owns haft hectare of farmland where they can earn about $300 a year from rice production. As this is not enough to support the family’s needs, Kimleng’s father has to work outside. After rainy season, her father has to leave from the village to work in other province. One day he can earn $5 or $6. All income is not even enough to support the family; the parents do not have enough money to support their children’s everyday school needs. Kimleng sometime has to miss school to stay home and help to take care of her siblings, help in the rice field and other housework for her grandparents.

Kimleng wants to be a doctor. She wants to cure all the people in her location; she thinks that in her location is far from hospital. She wants to save people lives. Most importantly, she would like to support her family and give them an opportunity to live a better life.

Date posted: April 1, 2019