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.

Sam Leak Khena

Leak Khena is 16 years old and she a student in grade 10 at the Tunleab High School in Takeo province, Kirivong district, Preah Bat Cheann Chum commune, Preah Bat Cheann Chum village.

There are five members in her family. She has got two parents, one brother and two sisters include her. She is first child in her family. Her family is poor, they are farmers and they have half hectare, which can produce 500kg to 400 kg of rice in a year. However this is only the ideal output because they need to barter for fertilizer and other expenditures during the farming process, but the family still lives in poverty. Her parents have not enough money to support school supplies for her. She always rides an old bicycle to school and comes back.

After school, Leak Khena needs to help her mother with housework and takes care her youngest brother every day.

Leak Khena would likes to be a doctor when she grows up. She loves the position very much. Moreover, she wants to assist patients in the rural villages. In consideration she thinks that rural villagers have not enough money to private hospital. And she glorifies domain of health and would loves the rural people to believe in state hospital that all the doctors really try their best to take care the patients. Furthermore, she wants to earn money to support her family in the future when she is going to succeed in her aspiration.

Updated: June 2018