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.

Kheng Suphim

Kheng Suphim is 14 years old, a student is 7th Grade at the Janie’s School in Snam Preah commune, Bakan district, Pursat province.

There are six members in her family. She has one brother and two sisters. She is the third child. Her father’s name is Joy and her mother’s name is Phy. Her mother is a housewife. And her father is motorbike taxi rider that can get income about $2.5 to $5 a day. Her family does not have any farmland. So now they all live in poverty. Her father’s income is not enough to feed the whole family members. Her mother usually borrows money from the villagers and now she is in debts, and she cannot borrow them anymore.

In order to resolve these big problems, one of her brother and sister decided get out from school. Both of them did not finish 9th Grade yet. Now her brother worked at a garment factory, and her sister worked as waitress in a restaurant. Suphim is the only daughter that still has a chance to get education in school. Now she got supporting from her father in daily needs of studying. Her brother and sister just helped her a little bit for living. In her spare time from school, she grows some vegetables for meal and helped her mother in doing housework.

In the future, she wants to be a teacher of Khmer literature because nowadays there are a lot of children and youth in her village were living in bad behaviors, they do not know anything in learning (reading and writing), they knew only gambling; smoking and drinking. She does not want to see problems cause from gambling and drinking beer or wine in her village where a birthplace of her.

Updated: August 2018