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.

Hum Chansok

Hum Chansok is a 15 year-old student in grade 7 at The CREDO School in Ang Kanh Village, Me Teuk Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province.

There are four members in her family. She is the youngest daughter and she has one brother. Her parents are poor farmers who own farm land about one hectare and half. Because their rice field is in Rainfed area where their farming practices are relied on rainfall for water, they get low yield about 800kg to 900kg per year. The yearly rice harvest is not enough to feed the family throughout the year, so her mother grow some vegetables around her house to earn a little more money to afford three meals per day.

As only daughter in family, Chansok has to help her mother to do household chores, to take care vegetables around house and to work in rice field during busy season such as transplanting and harvesting season. Due to this difficult condition, she is absent frequently from school.

Date Posted: July, 2015