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.

Nin Leakena

Nin Leakena is 14 years old, grade 8 at Chrey Khmum Secondary School, located in Chrey Khmum Village, Chrey Khmum Commune, Sithor Kandal District, Prey Veng province, Cambodia.

There are six members in the family. Nin Leakena has three brothers and her. She is the youngest child in her family. Her father’s name is Nai Nim, he is 52 years old and he died since she was young. Her mother’s name is Pal Phally, she is 48 years old, and she is a farmer. Her family has farmland about 2500 m2 for growing rice. Her family takes crop yield of rice about 2000 kg per year and they had sold for 1000kg of rice, get $200 for support their living but it still not enough for cover their expenses for the whole year. Nowadays they live in a hard situation and sometime Nin Leakena doesn’t have money to buy school supplies but she always keep trying to go to school everyday. After school, She always help her mother to do house work and when she have free time, She likes to reading the book and looking after buffalos.

In future, Nin Leakena would like to be a teacher. She wants to improve human resources at the rural area and can get salary for helping the family.

Date posted: December, 2018