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.

Rocham Eam

Rocham Eam is a 17-year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2013. At the time, she enrolled in the fourth grade at the Sophie A.Krasowski School in BoKham village in Ratanakiri. She is now in the seventh grade.

Eam is the first child in a family of six members. Her parents own only a small plot of farming land where they can plant rice, and peanuts. The harvest from this farm is not enough to respond to the needs of the family. Due to the hard conditions in the family, Eam was absent from school. She had to do housework and help her parents on the farm. Eam had frequently missed classes.

With the support of the Girls Be Ambitious Program, now Eam has a chance to attend school regularly. She is happy to go back to school.  She maintains perfect school attendance.

Updated : April, 2017