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.

Mai Sokchan

Mai Sokchan is a 9-year-old student in 4rd grade at The Tokyo-West Rotary Club in Peam Khvav village, Dom Bokroung commune, Phnom Srouch District, Kampong Speu Province.

Sokchan has six siblings, three sisters and three brothers, and she is the youngest child in family. Her father is a farmer who own about a half of one hectare of farmland and the yield of rice farm is about 800kg of rice every year because of lacking of fertilizer and water. Her mother is a mango harvester who earns about $150 per month but this income is according to mango seasons. While her parents and older siblings are busy with farming and other works, Sokchan has to respond to do housework. Those works has forced her to be away from school frequently.

Date posted: January, 2017