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.

Mao Sreythong

Mao Sreythong is a 9 year- old student in Grade 2 at The Nicholas and Zachary Poor School in Trapaing Chress Village in Ratanakiri Province.

Sreythong is the second child in the family. She has one sister and one brother. They have a piece of land for growing rice, which produces about 600 Kg of rice per year. However, they had to sell out the rice to pay back all the debt that they had spent during the farming process. For additional income, her parents have to work as farm laborers in the village. Living in such difficult conditions, Sreythong had to help her family with all the work around the house as well as on the farm.

Date Posted: March 2019