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.

Pheng Sonchhay

Sonchhay is 14 years old and she is in grade 9 at The Doris Dillon School in Phnom Toch village, Sdach Kong Khang Tboung Commune, Ben Teay Meas District, Kampot province.

There are four members in her family and she is the youngest child in the family. Her parents have no farm field.  Her mother name is Aem Son who is a seller and her father name is Sang Phoeun who is a construction worker. One day they can earn 30,000 riels. Sonchhay is now living with her parents. The money they earn per day is so little. So they need to try and work very hard for their life. Anyways, Chhay has a big dream to finish university and looking for a good job.

Sonchhay wants to become a teacher at secondary school, she thinks that, become a teacher is good for her and the people will love her. Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family to live with a comfortable life.

Updated: April, 2018