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.

Nang Somphors

Nang Somphors is a 12-year-old student in 5th grade at The Tokyo-West Rotary Club in Peam Khvav village, Dom Bokroung commune, Phnom Srouch District, Kampong Speu Province.

Somphors has five siblings, two sisters and three brothers, and she is forth child in family. Her parents are farmers who own about one hectare of farmland. Their rice field can produce only 1200kg of rice per year because their field is in rain-fed area, so they can grow rice only in rainy season. In order to earn more money, her father works as a mango harvester and he can earn $160 per month but it is seasonal job. Somphors has to help her mother to do housework every day. Those chores have kept her away from school very often.

Date posted: January, 2017