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.

Khim Lay Hor

Khim Lay Hor is a 15-year-old student in the 7th grade at The Kozak Ohana School #285 in the Mohor Village, Chey Commune, Kampong Svay District, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia.

Lay hor has six siblings, three sisters and three brothers. She is the fifth child in the family. Her parents got a divorce when she was five years old, and she now lives with her mother and other siblings. Her mother is a farmer and owns one hectare of farmland. This land is in a rain-fed area, which means the family can only grow rice once a year during rain season, and the yield is very low (800kg). In efforts to support her family’s needs, Lay Hor’s mother works as a seasonal worker. Lay hor has to help her mother to do housework and take care of her younger siblings when she is not busy with her studies. In the future, Lay Hor wants to be a teacher.

Date Posted: March 2018