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.

Phal Reaksmey

Phal Reaksmey is 13 years old, and is in grade 7 at The Savant School in Taney village, Choam Sangkea commune, Phnom Sruoch district, Kompong Speu province

Reaksmey is the eldest child in the family, with one younger brother.  Her father is a truck driver, earning a salary of $175 a month, and her monther is a factory worker, earning $150 a month.   Additionally, Reaksmey’s family owns one hectare of land for growing rice, in which they are able to collect 12 bags of rice for the family to eat a year.

Reaksmey is a very hard worker, and a good student.  After a long day of studying hard at school, she goes home to help her parents with house work.  In her free time, she likes to read books and review lessons from school.

In the future she wants to become an English Teacher because she loves the English language and she wants to teach the students in her village the importance of the language. Additionally, she wants to help her brother and her parents lead a better and more comfortable life.

Date post: February, 2018