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.

Un Sievlang

Un Sievlang is a 10-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.

Sievlang has three siblings, two sisters and one brother, and she is the eldest child in family. Her father is a palm juice harvester and a farmer. He owns about a half of one hectare of farmland and the yield is only 800kg of rice every year because their land is in rain-fed area, so they can grow rice only once a year. Her mother stays at home and helps her father with farming. During farming season, Sievhong has to help her mother to do housework and to take care of her young siblings because her parents are busy in the rice field. This responsibility has forced to be absent from school very often.

Date posted: January, 2017