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.

Shanh Mlos

Shanh Mlos is 16 years old and has six siblings; four sisters and two brothers. Shanh studies in grade 11th at Ascham Community School # 281 in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

She was born in Po Tro village, Dak Dam commune, O Reang district, Mondulkiri province. Shanh’s parents, owning two hectare of farmland, producing 600 kg of rice per year, earning about $50 per month, are a poor minority (Bu Noung) family. The family raises animals, works on the farm, and grows vegetables and fruits behind the house to support their family. The family lives in a small wooden house, which is far from the school, so Shanh stays at a dormitory close to the school during the week. On the weekends, he goes home to help her family with work. Shanh works very hard at school and is always on time and happy to better her education. She receives $12.25 a month to support herself and her studies.

In the future, she wants to be a primary school teacher to support her family and educate the local children.

Date posted: November 2018