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.

To Be Selected

Nang Sreikin is a 15 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2011. At the time, she enrolled in the fourth grade at The Wahrenbrock Family School in Chang Angkar Village, Pich Sa Commune, Koh Andeth District, Takeo Province. She is now in the seventh grade. She maintains her perfect attendance.

Sreikin was born in a family with eight children: five sisters and four brothers. She is living with her widower father. Her mother passed away many years ago. Her father built a home on their neighbor’s land. They do not have their own land for growing rice.  Thus, Sreikin is employed to do jobs such as: harvesting rice or clearing grass for the neighbor. With this work she earns about $3.50 to $4.00. 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.

Sreikin enjoys her studies but she cannot regularly attend class. She must help her family to catch fish and do housework.

Finally, she and her parents are very glad for this opportunity. They are happy that the GBA project will support their daughter.

Updated February, 2015