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.

Hong Seyla

Hong Seyla is a 13 -year-old student in 8th grade at The House of Joy and Happiness School in Thkeng village, Rohas commune, Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province.

Hong Seyla has one younger brother and she is the second child in her family. Her parents are farmers and they feed 10 hens and 2 pigs at their house. Her family is depending on working at the rice field where they can get 2 tons per year. They have to sell the output to gain some money approximately 100 dollars from half of ton. Besides selling rice, they also crop the vegetable, and they earn $325 in a season. Seyla’s parents spend that money to support the family. Most of the time, it not enough, still they have to struggle and try to living. Seyla skips classes to help her parents and it is difficult for her to challenge with studying even she loves it the most.

Date Posted: May, 2017