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.

Nean Tran

Nean Tran, 19 years old, studies in grade 10 at Ascham Community School # 281 in OReang High School in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

Nean, is a fifth child in the family, has four siblings. Pharith’s parents, owning about two hectare of farmland, producing about 185 kg of rice per year, earning about $ 20 per month, are minority. Her father is 66 years old and her mother is 60 years old. Despite, working on the farm, they go to forest to find fruit, resin, vegetables, fishing and hunting wild animals to sell and buy something that they need. Furthermore, they raise some of animals like pigs, ducks and chickens to support their family. Their house, is small, making from wood, is far from school. It’s about 50 kilometers from school to her house so now she stays at dormitory, located close to school. Dean, living in Dak Dam village, couldn’t go and back to school on the weekday she will go home on the weekend to bring some food. At the school, Dean, always coming to school on time, studying hard, working hard together to help schoolwork is a clever student. She usually gets a good mark. She receives only $ 10 a month from her parents.

In the future, if she passes the grade 12 test, she wants to be a primary school teacher. She wants to develop and improve the local people lives through her knowledge.

Date posted: June 2018