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.

Bok Sayhorng

Bok Sayhorng is a 15 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2013. At the time, she enrolled in the fifth grade at The Wakako Hironaka School, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province. She is now in the sixth grade.

She has one younger brother. Her parents are farmer and day labor. They make very little income form the two jobs and because it is not a regular work. Seyhorng sees the difficulty in the family so she tries to make money by helping her cousin making Khmer noodle to get $0.50 in her free time. Sometimes, she sells tamarind or vegetables, from that she makes about $1.50 or $2.00. Because of this distraction and while her parents always away on the rice field and have no time for her, Sayhorng had struggled to do well and participate in her class.

With the support from the Girls Be Ambitious Program, Sayhorng is happy to enjoy her schooling and maintain her study performance.

Updated: July,2015