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.

Oeurn Dean

Oeurn Dean is a 15 years old student in 8th grade at The Margaret & Derek Jerram School, which is located in Kraul Chi village, Popel commune, Boribo district, and Kampong Chhnang province.

Dean was born in a poverty-stricken family with 7 members including her. She is the fourth child in the family. Her parents are farmers.  Presently, they have gotten a small plot of farmland, which is about 600 square meters that could produce about 150 kilograms in a year. But that rice’s output isn’t sufficient to support their family for a whole year. So Dean’s parents have to grow vegetables, sweet potato and cassava for selling in order to fill up the family’s needs.

Howsoever the income which her parents have earned from the rice harvesting and other income from vegetables, sweet potato and cassava weren’t affordable for the stuffs needed such as clothes, uniforms and school supplies for the children etc. Regarding Dean sometimes she was forced to quit from school because of her parents necessarily needed to help growing vegetables.

Date Posted: April, 2017