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.

Khoem Bopha

Khoem Bopha is a 13-year-old student in 7th grade at The Naohiro Nishiya School in Tbaung Teuk Village, Meanrith Commune, Sandann District, and Kampong Thom Province.

There are six members in her family. Bopha has two sisters and one brother. She is a second child in the family. Her parents are farmers. They grow paddy rice and some supplemental veggies on a small plot of land to comfort their living better. After the harvest season, her father has still found a work as a construction worker and he could earn about $5 per day in order to fulfill her family’s needs. Anyhow, the yield’s rice isn’t still yet sufficient to support the family; hence Bopha was sometimes employed to work in the rice field on Sunday in order to get the income of $4.00 per day to pay for food, school outfits, clothes and other daily items.

Date Posted: February, 2017