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.

Miv Chhou

Miv Chhou, 21 years old, female, having two brothers and one sister, the first child in the family, studies in grade 11 at Ascham Community School # 281 in O Reang High School in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

Chhou, an orphan, living with mother, was born in Po Rang village, Senmonorom commune, O Reang district, Mondulkiri province. Chhou’s parents, owning two  hectare of farmland, producing about 185 kg of rice per year, earning about $ 25 per month, are poor minority family (Buo Nong). Furthermore, they raise some of animals like five chickens, four pigs, two ducks, and grow some of the vegetable and fruits behind the house to make some food. Despite, working on the farm, they go to forest to collect fruit, resin, vegetables, fishing, and trap wild animals to sell in the local market, which is very far from home. Their house, is small, making from wood, located in remote area, isolated from the villager, is very far from school. It’s about 60 kilometers from school to her house so now she stays at dormitory, located close to school. Road is so bad during rainy season. Consequently, she couldn’t go and back home until she has vacation. Moreover, Chhou, a friendly student, loving studying, always coming to school on time, studying hard, working hard together to help schoolwork, is a good student. She usually gets good marks. She receives only $ 2.5 a month from her parents to support herself.

In the future, Chhou wants to be a teacher. The children want her happy so she wants to work with and share of what she knows. Especially, she would like to have a good life.

Date posted: June 2018