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.

Thun Khim

Thun Khim is 13 years old and she is a student in grade 5 at The Janie’s School #524 in Snam Preah Village, Snam Preah Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province.

Khun Lisa has four sisters and one brother. She is the fourth child in the family. Her parent was divorced since she was young and her mother gets married with a new husband. Her stepfather’s name is Keo Kan and he is 58 years old. He is a farmer and a driver assistant for taxi. Her mother’s name is Lach Sokhum and she is 54 years old. They have own farmland is about a half hectare that can produce rice about 5 bags to 7 bags in a year for rainy season and they are keeping for daily eating. Even they can get the income from rice but they still live in a poor family, so her two oldest sisters decided to leave their village and went to work at Thailand as workers at vegetable garden that grow many kinds of vegetable for selling at the market. They can get income about $10 to $12,5 in a day.

Khim is an outstanding student in English and Khmer subject and she always get number 1st to 3rd almost every month. In English class, she is really a study very hard and she focused on writing the English letter to her notebook by carefully. Her writing English alphabet is really awesome. She is good at Math, English and Khmer literature and these subjects are also her most favorite subjects at school. At home she is really a busiest daughter for her family, she responsible for doing all kinds of housework and raising some chicken for selling and eating to earn more income for support her familly. At night she rarely watches TV, she always doing self-learning with Math, Khmer and practice reading of English lessons. Especially she likes reading the books ( Khmer fairy tale and science) that she borrowed from school’s library.

In the future, she wants to be a doctor because she wants to provide the treatment to the patients, especially for the old people. She said in her village hasn’t any hospital. Other way a doctor can make money for the family much more.

Date posted: May 2018