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.

Loch Sokda

Loch Sokda is 14 years old, and she studies in Grade 8th at The Naohiro Nishiya School #423 in O’Pok samky village, Mean Reth Commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province.

Nowadays, she lives in a small village, Mean Reth commune, Sandan district Kampong Province in the countryside of Cambodia. There are 6 km from School, but most of the streets are quieter and difficult to travel. She goes to school by bike.

There are 8 members in her family with 5 sisters and 3 brothers including her. She is the last child in her family. Her family is poor with a half-hectare of farmland, which can produce about 600 kg of rice a year, for her parents work to live and support her family. After finished the rice season her parents cannot do anything from go to jungle to cut the wood selling out such as resin, hunting etc…, can earn about 10,000 Riels in a day. They are living in a poor family. There is not enough money to support Sokda’s studies and their daily expense, sometimes she has to help her parents work and get some money to relieve some difficulties for her family.

In the future Sokda wants to be a Sale-woman because she wants to earn a lot of money for support her family and help build a new house for her whole family to live in a better condition.

Updated: April, 2018