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.

Moeum Chanlong

Moeum Chanlong is a 12 years old student in grade 5 at the Wahrenbrock Family School at Chong Angkar village, Pech Sar commune, Koh Andet district in Takeo Province.

She has gotten six members in a poor family, her parents, one brother and three sisters included her. She is oldest child in the family. Her parents are farmers. They own a plot of farmland with 50 meters of width and 70 meters of length which is produced 700-800kg of rice in a year. However, the rice output that they collected from the harvest wasn’t adequate to respond to the needs of the family.

Besides they had already gathered the crops of rice, her father left home for Phnom Penh city in order to seek for a job as the construction worker because he needed little revenue to feed his children. Chanlong said, even if her parents had tried very hard to find the profit to assist the family but that profit was unable to cover enough food for the family’s members and also not to buy school supplies for the children. Regarding Chanlong, she sometimes hasn’t gone to school because she has had to help her mother doing the chore at home.

Date Posted: February, 2017