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.

Pheap Lai Sry

Pheap Lai Sry is 10 years old and she is a student in 4th grade at the The Sunnyside in Prasat village, Tong Rong commune, Prey Chhor district, Kompong Cham province.

She is the eight child in the family and she eight siblings. Her mother does farming and her father is a fisherman. They do not have any land to do farming and they live on their relative’s land. When harvest season comes her mother works for other villagers to get a pay to feed her family. Her mothers can earn around $3-$5 per day during harvest season. Her living condition is difficult that makes her very often to skip class because she can’t let her mother to work so hard on that way. After school, she helps her parents doing housework and helps her parents in rice field.

She wants to be a secretary in the future because she wants to prepare and help the company process to be run smoothly and she would like to earn more profit for the company and she also gets a high salary to support her family to live a better life.

Date Posted: April 2018