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.

Thel Chanthy

Thel Chanthy is 14 years old, grade 9 at Chrey Khmum Secondary School, located in Chrey Khmum Village, Chrey Khmum Commune, Sithor Kandal District, Prey Veng province, Cambodia.

There are eight members in the family. Thel Chanthy has five sisters and her. She is the third child in her family. Her father’s name is Paong Thel, he is 34 years old and he is a farmer. Her mother’s name is King Sokhem, she is 41 years old, and she is a housewife. Her father has farmland about 1000 m2 for growing rice. Her family takes crop yield of rice about 2,000 kg per year and they had sold for 2000kg of rice, get $350 for support their living but it still not enough for cover their expenses for the whole year; therefore, her father has another job is feeding dugs, but it is not good fortune. Nowadays they live in a hard situation and sometime Thel Chanthy doesn’t have money to buy school supplies but she always keep trying to go to school everyday. Both her older sisters dropped out of school to help their father for looking after the dugs.

After school, She always help her father to do house work and when she have free time, She likes to reading the book and help her younger sisters to do homework or looking after the dugs.

In future, Thel Chanthy would like to be a teacher. She wants to improve human resources at the rural area and for helping the family and she wants to help her young sisters to go on to study till high school.

Date posted: December, 2018