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.

Leang Siphoeurn

Leang Siphoeurn is 14 years old, a student in 8th grade at The House of Joy and Happiness which is located in Thkeng village, Rohas commune, Rovieng district, and Preah Vihear province.

Siphoeurn has gotten three siblings included her two older brothers. She is the third child in the family. Her parents are farmers. They have owned farmland but it’s small about 25 meters of width and 30 meters of length. Siphoeurn narrated according to her standard of living now, her family grows rice and they have plied as fishermen as well.  For the rice product, they have benefited for 1 ton and half of rice’s output per year and they haven’t sold it out because they have kept it for their daily consumption.

Siphoeurn complained that besides growing rice her parents have plied as fishermen and they have benefited $2.50 per day. Anyhow, this revenue wasn’t sufficient to buy food, clothes or school supplies for her.

Siphoeurn added nowadays, her parents have raised five cows and 10 chickens. But they have raised chickens for sale and the cows are raised for helping the rice field. Regarding Siphoeurn, she hasn’t attended the school regularly because sometimes, her grandparents asked her to help take care of the cows at the rice field.

In the future, she wants to be a soldier woman, because she would like to protect our society and country land.

Updated: August 2018