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.

Chheng Savoeurn

Chheng Savoeurn is a 10 year- old student in Grade 3 at The Nicholas and Zachary Poor School in Trapaing Chress Village in Ratanakiri Province.

She is living with her widow mother. Her father passed away many years ago. Her mother built a home on their neighbor’s land. They do not have their own land for growing rice. Her mother is employed to do jobs such as: harvesting soy bean, clearing grass, collecting the cashew nuts, and chopping the potatoes for the neighbor. With this work she earns about $4.50 to $5.00. All of this income is not enough to cover their daily needs. For example, they need to buy rice, food, clothes, medicine and other daily items. Sometime Savoeurn had to help her mother with house work while her mother is away.

Date Posted: December 2017