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.

Seang Kim Ea

Kim Ea is 13 years old, student in grade 7 at The Doris Dillon School in Phnom Toch village, Sdach Kong Khang Tboung Commune, Banteay Meas District, Kampot province.

Kim Ea has 2 siblings, and she is the first child in the family. Her father’ name Seang Ho (dead), her mother’s name Toch Kanha, and she is farmers. The family owns haft hectare of farmland where they can earn about $200 a year from rice production. As this is not enough to support the family’s needs, Kim Ea’s mother has to work outside. Kim Ea’s mother has to go to the lake and take out some water lily to sell in her villages. One day she can earn about 12,000 riels. The situation of the family is very difficult and poor, the income that her mother can earn just feed for the daily food from day to day. The family is really cannot support the children to school, so Kim Ea has to miss school to stay home and help taking care for her siblings or help in the rice field and other housework when her mother went out to work.

Kim Ea wants to be a solder and she thinks that become an army could solve all the problems for her relative in community and protect her country.

Date posted: April 1, 2019