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.

Poeurn Chantrea

Chantrea is an 11-year-old who attends in 4th grade at Torn Lorng Le School in O’ Chum district and Ratanakiri province.

Chantrea was born in a poor family with five members such as her mother, her two sisters and one brother. She is the youngest kid in the family. She goes to school on foot because her house is based near to the school. Her parents got divorced since she was 5 years old. Her mother doesn’t have her own farmland and currently her mother grows rice on a small rice field of her grandparents. Every year her mother collects rice about 400 kilograms only. So that rice’s output cannot consume for a whole year so her mother goes to pick cashew nuts and digging potatoes for neighbors in order to get between 3.75 USD to 5 USD in a day. Her family’s life is miserable, Chantrea said.

In the future, Chantrea wants to be a doctor because she wants to look after her mother when she gets old as well as the people in her village. So she wants to have a bright life in the future.

Date posted: November 2018