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.

To Be Selected

Phorn Engleang is 13 years old, a student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious Program in February, 2016. At that time, she enrolled in the 7th grade at the CREDO school in Angkarnh village, Metoek Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. She’s now in 8th grade. She lives in Trang village.

Engleang has seven siblings in her family. She is the sixth child in the family. Her father passed away many years ago. Now she lives with her mother and siblings. Her mother has two hectares of farmland where they can get the yield of rice about 1.5 tons a year, some of the rice have to sell for money to support the family and the rest will keep to eat during a year. Her mother also sell some vegetables and Khmer cake in the market and earn about $70 – $80 per month, but the expenses in the family are more higher then income including the cost of Engleang study in total $100 – $150 per month. Her children who got married are often helping her and Engleang. Engleang’s mother wants her studies in high school and continue to university. Engleang gets only 2000 – 2500 riels for pocket money to school.  So in free time Engleang helps her mother at home or does her exercises. She goes to school by bicycle with her relatives. She has perfect attendance in her class.

In the future, she wants to be an English teacher in Secondary school. She thinks through this career she can help a lot of children to get better education and they will find a better job in their life. And she wants to get the salary to help and support her family.

Updated: June 2018