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.

To Be Selected

Ruo Chanra is 13 years old, and in the 6th grade at The Shintoshin Rotary and Speros (Hawaii) School in Pal Hal Village, Rik Reay Commune, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province.

There are 6 members in her family, a grandmother, two parents, and three daughters. She is the first child in her family. Her father and her mother are farmers who own one hectare of land to grow rice, producing 800 – 1,000 kg of rice per year, but the harvest is not enough for the family. So they live in poverty. When her parents are done their farm work, they also work as construction workers, earning 30,000 – 40,000 Riel per day, but it is not regular work.

Both of Chanra’s hands are disabled, caused by a burning lamp when she was 4 months old. Fortunately, a few month ago, when Chris Team visited the Shintoshin Rotary and Speros (Hawaii) School, the team saw her and tried to raise funds and seek a good doctor to operate on her hands. Although her hands are disabled, Chanra always help with house work, looks after her sister and wants to study.

In the future she wants to be a teacher because she loves this job, she likes teaching and she wants to share her knowledge to the kids. Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family and give them an opportunity to live a better life.

Updated: March, 2018