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.

Sorn Sopheak

Sopheak is 15 years old and she is in grade 8 at The Doris Dillon School in Phnom Toch village, Sdach Kong Khang Tboung Commune, Ben Teay Meas District, Kampot province.

Sopheak is the fourth child in the family and she has four siblings. Her father’ name Mr. Huon Sok and her mother’ name Mrs. Sok Phea. Her parents are famer. The family owns one hectare of farmland, in which they can earn up to $350 a year in rice product. As this is not enough to support the family’s needs, Sopheak’s father has to work for neighbor to carry the sack of rice. One day they can earn 30,000 riels. This means, that even with this additional income, the parents do not have enough money to support the family and their children’s everyday needs as a result. Sopheak commonly has to miss school to stay home and help to care for her siblings or help in the rice field and other housework. When she’s back from school she needs to go to rice field to help her parents during harvest season.

Her’s goal wanted to be a nurse, because she wants to look after her family and the people in her commune. In addition, she wants to help financial support her family to live with a bright life.

Updated: April, 2018