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.

Trech Khrorphum

Trech Khrorphum is a 13-years-old student in 7th grade grade in The Naohriro Nishiya School in Tbaung Teuk village, Meanrith commune, Sondann district, Kompong Thom province.

Khrorphum has three siblings, one sister and two brothers, and she is second child in family. Her parents are farmers and they own about 8A of farmland. Their rice yield is 300 kg per year because they can grow rice only once a year due to limitation of water sources. In order to assure three meals for family, her father often go into forest to find latex from trees. Normally, he can earn about $2/day, but it is not regular income. While her parents are busy in rice field, Khrorphum has to respond to do housework and to take care of her younger siblings.

Date Posted: March, 2016