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.

Soy Dav

Soy Dav is a 14 years old student in 6th grade at The Shintoshin Rotary and Speros (Hawaii) School, which is located in Pal Hal village, Rik Reay commune, Rovieng district, and Preah Vihear province.

Dav has gotten five siblings, two older sisters and two younger sisters. She is the third born in the family. Her parents are farmers but her mother couldn’t help doing anything at home because she has been sick many years ago. They owned one hectare of rice field and they could collect one ton and half of rice per year.

Dav said even if her father could gather for one ton and half of rice per year but her father didn’t sell it out because the rice was kept for their daily eating. To patch up the needs of the family, so her father decided to find little money at the neighbors’ cashew farms because of the cashew farms’ owners hired him to collect the cashew nuts and he could get the income from $5 to $7 per day.

As for Dav said that the income which her father got from the cashew farms’ work is still insufficient to support the family’s needs and sometimes it demanded Dav to drop out the school for a few days in order to help her father to collect the cashew nuts.

Date Posted: December, 2017