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.

Nhem Phally

Nhem Phally is an 11 years old student in 3rd grade at The Lefkowitz Family School in Tram She Village, Beung Bat Kandol commune, Bakan District, and Pursat Province.

Nhem Phally has four siblings: two brothers and one sister. She is the third child in the family. Her parents are workers, working at building construction in Phnom Penh. They don’t have any land for cropping rice. In the current state, Phally is living with her oldest grandmother. Her age is more than 70 year-old. She stays at home, looking for grandchildren; one grandson is only 3 year-old. Monthly, her parents send money to Phally’s grandmother about $10 to support daily spending. Phally cannot takes any part to help earn money, but she spends her most of the time to do house work, help grandmother, look after brothers and sisters.

Date Posted:  May, 2017