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.

Som El Sopheap

Som El Sopheap, 21 years old, female, having one sister, the first child in the family, studies in grade 11 at Ascham Community School # 281 in O Reang High School in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

Sopheap, an orphan, lives with mother. Her father passed away long time ago, so she has to help her mother to do housework and work on the farm when she’s free from school. Moreover, her families are poor minority, having small wooden house, located on the bed hill. Her family has two hectare of farmland that can produces 2000 kg of cassava per year. On the other hand, they go to forest to collect resin, fruit, vegetable, and fishing to sell in the local store. They earn about $ 20 per month. Despite, working on the farm, they raise some animals like dogs, pigs, ducks, chickens, and grow some fruit and vegetable behind house. They live close to the school it is about one kilometer so she could go to school by walking. She is a good and smart student. She always comes and tries to study hard. As a result, she always gets a good score every month. Her mother gives her only $ 5 per month to spend for school equipment.

Sopheap wants to be a teacher when she finishes her study because she thinks only education can improve her life, so she decided to study as hard as she can to educate and share her knowledge to new generation in her village.

Date posted: June 2018