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.

Thoeurn Thunheang

Thunheang is 10 years old in Grade 4 at The Lotus School in Prek Dambouk Village, Kampong Chamlorng Commune, Khsach Kandal District, Kandal Province.

She is the oldest child in the family. She has one brother and one sister. They live with their single mother who got divorced many years ago, her father remarried and never care about her and siblings. Her mother works at garment factory, where she earns $80 per month to support her three children. Unfortunately, this is not enough money for the family.

Thunheang is interested in her study and like to be a teacher but due to her living conditions she was not able to do well in school. She is happy with the opportunity to attend school and receive support from the program.

Date Posted: December 2013