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.

Pev Sokna

Pev Sokna is 16 years old, a student in 7th Grade at the Janie’s School in Snam Preah commune, Bakan district, Pursat province.

There are six members in her family. She has one brother. She is the second child. Her father’s name is Chorn and her mother’s name is Hak. They both went to work as laborers at the construction site in Thailand. Her family doesn’t have any farmland like other family in the village. Before they leave their village to work at Thailand, they used to work as renting farmer for rice field of the villagers. And because of the low income about 20,000 riels a day, they cannot survive. Her parents and a small son and decided to go to Thailand with some other villagers to get a job there. Now, Sokna lives with her old retired grandparents who cannot do anything.

Sokna is a good girl. She’s responsible for take care her grandparents. She rarely goes out with friends in the village. Now she got supporting from her parents who live far away from her. They send money to her from Thailand but not regularly. Since morning to evening, she always busy with work at home such as finding dried wood to use for cook, looks after cows and she also raise some ducks for selling too.

In the future, she wants to be a doctor because she thinks it is a good job, get a high salary that can enough to feed and take care of her family who were living in poverty. And especially she will use this skill to save and treat her family when they get sick, they do not have to go to the hospital that need to spend much money.

Updated: August 2018