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.

Men Pharith

Men Pharith is 14 years old and studies in grade 8th at Ascham Community School # 281 in O’Reang Secondary School in Pou Rang village, Senmornorom commune, O Reang district, Mondulkiri province.

Pharith, having two brothers and two sisters, is the fourth child in her family. Her parents own three hectare of farmland, producing about 1110 kg of rice per year, earning about $50 per month. The family lives in a small wooden house, which is very far from the school. It’s about 85 kilometers from the school to her house so Pharith lives with her parent’s uncle who lives close to the school. Moreover, the road to her house is in very bad conditions. It takes about six hours to get home and very difficult for her to visit her family. Additionally to working on the farm, her family picks fruit, resin and vegetables from surrounding forests to sell at the local market. Furthermore, they raise pigs, ducks and chickens to support their family. Pharith studies hard and works together with her classmates to achieve their goals. She goes back home twice a year during long holidays. Her parents give her $ 12.50 per month to support her studies.

In the future, she wants to be a good nurse who can help or treat the patience because there is no hospital in her village. Additionally, she would like to support her family to have a good life.

Date posted: November 2018