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.

Prot Los

Prot Los, 18 years old, female, having three siblings, one sister and two  brothers,  the third child in the family, studies in grade 11 at Ascham Community School # 281 in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

She was born in Po Tro village, Dak Dam commune, O Reang district, Mondulkiri province. Her father, a farmer, 46 years old, names Ro Cho Los. And her mother, 45 years old, a farmer, names Tel Chrev. Prot’s parents, owning one hectare of farmland, producing about 518 kg of rice per year, earning $ 45 per month, are poor minority (Bu Noung). On the other hand, they raise some of animals, working on the farm, and grow some of the vegetable and fruits behind the house to support their family. Despite, working on the farm, they go to forest to collect fruit, resin, vegetables, and fishing to sell and buy something that they need. Their house, is small, making from wood, is far from school. It’s about 50 kilometers from school to her house so now she stays at dormitory, located close to school. Moreover, Prot couldn’t go and back home on the weekday she will go home on the weekend to bring some food. At the school, Prot, always coming to school on time, studying hard, working hard together to help schoolwork is a good student. She usually gets good marks. She receives only $ 12.25 a month to support herself when she is at school from her parents.

In the future, she wants to be a good primary school teacher, because there is not enough primary school teach in her village.

Date posted: June 2018