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.

Ret Sreynak

Ret Sreynak is a 15 years old student in 8th grade at The IROHA School #470, which is located in O Svay village, O Svay commune, Thalaborivath district, and Stung Treng province.

Sreynak was born in a poor family and she has gotten five siblings including her. She is the fourth born in the family. They have owned one hectare of farmland for the rice’s transplantation. Sreynak expressed that her parents could gather from 40 to 45 sacks of rice’s production per year. For one sack of rice contained 50kgs to 60kgs.

Sreynak pronouncedly narrated that the amount 30 sacks of rice were sold out to the merchantmen because her parents needed some revenue to recompense to the cost of rice’s fertilizers and little remaining money was worked out for daily consumptions as well.

Anyhow, Sreynak said the revenue that her parents earned from rice’s output couldn’t cover sufficiently for things like clothes, school supplies and school uniforms. Therefore, she sometimes asked permission from school for a few days in order to find little supplementary income with her parents in order to pay for daily food and her schooling as well.

For her future goal, she wishes to become a specialized teacher of mathematic and English language because she prefers to teach these subjects to the kids in her community.

Updated: April, 2018