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.

Ra Prum

Ra Prum is a 12 year- old student in Grade 2 at The Gloria and Henry Jarecki Special Skills School, #227, Norg Leak village, O’Chum commune, O’Chum district, Ratanakiri province.

Her father passed away when she was two years old. Her mother decided not to get married again because she was afraid that a new husband would not take care of her children. She has three sisters and one brother. Prum’s mother doesn’t have their own land for farming. So her mother built a home on her grandma’s land. Her mother is a day laborer in the village and earns money by harvesting rice, clearing up grass, collecting cashew nuts and doing other odd jobs for neighbors.

Date Posted: March, 2015