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.

Son Sreyhor

Son Sreyhor is a 17 years old student in 7th grade at The IROHA School #470, which is located in O Svay village, O Svay commune, Thalaborivath district, and Stung Treng province.

Sreyhor has gotten only two sisters including her. She is the last born in the family. Her parents are farmers and they have owned 20 square meters of farmland for growing rice. For yearly, they have collected very little benefit from 150 kilograms to 200 kilograms in pursuant to the small farmland.

Sreyhor described that after gathering yield of rice her parents hadn’t sold the rice out to the merchantman, owing to the little rice’s yield. Besides transplanting rice her father had plied miscellaneous job such as he created charcoal oven and got income from selling charcoals in order to settle the family’s needs.

Sreyhor continued that her father has sold charcoals once a month and he earned $50 from selling charcoals but that income wasn’t covered all needs of the family. Accordingly, Sreyhor was sometimes asked to help the neighbors’ works in the village for a small benefit for her schooling. Sreyhor continued that, besides schooling she had helped her parents for housework as well.

For her last purpose, she wished to be a teacher of Khmer literature and mathematic because she prefers to share these subjects to the kids of next generation.

Updated: April, 2018