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.

Moy Keo

Moy Keo is 16 years old student in 9th grade at The IROHA School which is located in O Svay village, O Svay commune, Thalaborivath district, and Stung Treng province.

She has five siblings including her. She is the third born in the family. Her parents are farmers and they have owned one hectare of farmland for growing rice. They have grown rice once a year and they could get 50 sacks per year. One sack of rice is about 50 to 60 kilograms. After rice harvesting, they sold half amount of the yield to reimburse to the fertilizer shop. Keo said that besides transplanting rice, her parents still tried to find jobs and plant vegetables in order to fill up the family’s needs. Even though, that revenues have not enough to support her family. After school, she helped her parents take care the animals and cleaned the house.

For her future goal, she wishes to be a teacher.

Date Posted: December 2017