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.

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Chhienn Y is a 14 year-old ethnic Phnong girl who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2013. At the time, she enrolled in the third grade at the The Nicholas and Zachary Poor School in Trapaing Chress Village in Ratanakiri Province. She is now in the seventh grade.

Y is the first child in a family of six members. Her parents are poor farmers. Her parents do not have any plot of land for farming rice. They don’t get any income from farming. On most days, their meals are just rice sprinkled with salt and pepper. For additional income, they have to work for other villagers. Due to these difficult conditions, Y had to skip school and stay home to help her family with all the house chores and sometimes she had to collect the food from the forest.

After the staff from Girls Be Ambitious Program explained her family about the importance of education, they agreed to support Y to go back to school.

With the support from the GBA program, Y is very enjoying school. She maintains high attendance and has many friends who are among her classmates.


Updated: January, 2017