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.

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Romas Ny is a 18 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2012. At the time, she enrolled in the second grade at the Sophie A.Krasowski School in BoKham village in Ratanakiri. She is now in the sixth grade.

Ny is the second child in a poor family of sevens. They all work on the same farm which does not produce sufficient harvest for the family. In addition to rice’s harvest, they work as day laborers, earning about $2.50 per day.

Because of the dire poverty of her family, Ny often had to stay home to do chores and she frequently missed class and her school achievements had fallen far behind those of her friends.

After staff from the Girls Be Ambitious Program talked to her family about the benefits of education for the future of their children, they agreed to send Ny back to school. Ny and her family are very glad for this opportunity. She maintains her perfect attendance.

Updated: July, 2015