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.

Sim Sokreourn

Sim Sokreourn is a 10 -year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2016. At the time, she enrolled in grade 3 at The Tokyo-West Rotary Club School #86 in Peam Khvav village, Dom Bokroung commune, Phnom Srouch District, Kampong Speu Province. She is now in the fifth grade.

Sokreurn has three siblings, two sisters and one brother. She is the second child in the family. Her father works as an illegal logger and he earns about 160 dollar per month but it is not permanent income. Her mother is a garment factory worker in Phnom Penh; her salary is 128 dollar per month. This family also does rice farming, a half of one hectare of farmland, and the yield is about 1200kg of rice. So Sokreurn has to help her family to do housework when her mother is away.

Sokreourn is able to attend her class regularly since she was selected and supported by the GBA program with good study performance.

Date Posted: November, 2017