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.

Nen Sopheak

Nen Sopheak is a 10-year-old student in 3rd grade at The Cambodia Hope School in Melum village, Melum commune, Boribo district, Kompong Chhnang province.

Sopheak has one sibling, a younger sister, and she is the eldest child in family. Sopheak is orphan whose mother died two years ago. Since her mother died, her father has immigrated to Thailand and he used to send some money only two times to his daughters, and then Sopheak has never heard any news about him. Nowadays, Sopheak and her younger sister live with her grandmother who owns about one hectare of farmland. Due to her old age, she cannot do farming by herself, so she allows her children to use her land to grow rice and they provide her some rice in return.  In order to get some food from her uncles or aunts, Sopheak has to help them to do housework and to babysit their young children.

Date Posted: May, 2016