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.

Thai Chantha

Thai Chantha is 14 years old, a student in 6th Grade at The Janie’s School #524 donated by Jenifer Begg. It’s located in Snam Preah commune, Bakan district, Pursat province.

There are five members in her family. She has two sisters and one brother. She is the third child in the family. Chantha doesn’t have a father. Now she lives with her widow mother and a grandmother. Her parents divorced since she was a kid. Her mother is a farmer. She has a small farmland which can produce rice about 420 kg a year. In order to get more income to support the family, her mother also find food plants around the village to sell at the market to get extra money about 10,000-15,000 riels a day for daily meals.

Chantha usually gets up early about 4 o’clock in the morning to study. Free from school, she always her mother with all kinds of housework, standby with all kinds of agricultural work with her mother when in needs, raise a few chicken for food and taking care of her old grandmother at home.

In the future, she wants to be a doctor, she wants to save and help the villagers when they get sick. And especially she wants help and heals all her relatives when they get sick too. Even she is poor, but she will not give up her goal, so she will try all her best until her dream come true one day and get a bright future and out from living in poverty.

Updated: August 2018