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.

Romam Sophea

Romam Sophea is 14 years old, a student in grade 5 at Sophie A.Krasowski School, located in Plor village, Bor-Kham commune, Oyadav district, Ratanakiri Province.

Sophea has 2 siblings and she is the first child in an ethnic minority family. Their parents are very poor farmers. They have a plot of one-hectare farmland where they could plant a part of some cashew tree and a part of the cassava in the rainy season.

She said that every year her parents can gather about 7 to 10 tons of cassava and a few cashew nuts. The income from this farm is not enough to work out for a whole family throughout the year. On most days, their meals are just sprinkled salt and pepper.

Sophea has to stay at home in order to help her family and she carried out chores around the house and looked after her younger sibling. In her free time, she enjoyed reading the English book.

For her future goal, she wishes to be a guide due to her aim of practicing English and would have the opportunity to travel around the country or abroad.

 

Date posted: May 2019