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.

Thou Raksa

Thou Raksa is 14 years old and she is a student in grade 7 at the Pluk secondary School in in Kat Pluk village, Prekel commune, Kongpong Speu Province.

There are four members in her family, parents and two sisters and she is a second child. Her father’s name is Thou Ban, 42 years old and her mother’s name is Heam Saran, 40 years old. They are farmers and they can produce 750kg of rice per year. Beside the farm work, they are also growing some vegetables for the family daily food. Every day, they are trying to do many labor jobs to earn more money to support their children to school. Not all the income is enough to survive the better situation of the family. They would like to express their gratitude to the organization and sponsors of the scholarship of her daughter, even though it is not sufficiently supportive of the family’s needs, but also reduces her family’s expenses. Thou Raksa promised to come to school regularly and the money that she received from her donor will keep for buying the school supplies.

Thou Raksa is a good student in class and sometime, she explain the lesson to her classmates when they are not understand and after school she always help her mother to do housework and look after her brothers.

In the future Raksa wants to be a mathematics teacher in her village because she thinks that the teachers have been able to support a lot of social work, especially human resources training and she would like to support her family to support her family.

 

November 2018