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.

Suon Layning

Suon Layning is 16 years old student in 9th grade at The IROHA School which is located in O Svay village, O Svay commune, Thalaborivath district, and Stung Treng province.

Layning has gotten three siblings including her. She is the first born in the family. Her parents are farmers and they have owned 8,000 square meters of farmland for growing rice. They have grown rice once per year and they could get from 20 to 30 sacks of rice. For one sack of rice had 50 to 60 kilograms and for amount of that yield they hadn’t sold it because they had kept it for daily consumption.

Layning narrated that besides the transplanting rice, her father works as the house builder and occasionally he is asked to build the new houses of the neighbors in the village and he earned $50 at once for his labor fee. However, that $50’s revenue wasn’t enough to cover her family expenses. Sometimes she is asked to help the neighbors’ works and she could get little benefit for her schooling. After school, she had helped her parents to take care of her young siblings and cleaned the house. For her last purpose, she wished to be a good nurse because of she prefers to treat her family and other people in her village either.

Date Posted: December 2017