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.

Yeourn Seyma

Yeourn Seyma is 11 a year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2013. At the time, she enrolled in the fourth grade at The Wakako Hironaka School, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province. She is now in the fifth grade.

Seyma is the only daughter among her three siblings, two older brothers and one younger brother. Her parent is a farmer, they grow paddy rice and potatoes on a small plot of land to make their living but the yearly harvest is not enough to cover their needs. Unfortunately, Seyma’s oldest brother has dropped out the school to help the family working on the farm and a day labor. From that he makes about $3.50 but it is not a regular work. Seyma used to helped her parent during farming season on the rice field, chores work, and her siblings too.

With the support from the GBA program, Seyma is very enjoying school. She maintains high attendance and has many friends who are among her classmates.

Updated: July, 2015