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.

Tran Dean

Tran Dean, 20 years old, studies in grade 10 at Ascham Community School # 281 in OReang High School in Pou Rang village, Senmonorom commune, OReang district, Mondulkiri province.

Dean, having two brothers, two sisters, is the fourth child in the family. Pharith’s parents, owning about two hectare of farmland, producing about 185 kg of rice per year, earning about $ 20 per month, are minority. Her father is 66 years old and her mother is 60 years old. Despite, working on the farm, they go to forest to find fruit, resin, vegetables, fishing and hunting wild animals to sell and buy something that they need. Furthermore, they raise some of animals like pigs, ducks and chickens to support their family. Their house, is small, making from wood, is far from school. It’s about 50 kilometers from school to her house so now she stays at dormitory, located close to school. Dean, living in Dak Dam village, couldn’t go and back to school on the weekday she will go home on the weekend to bring some food. At the school, Dean, always come to school on time, studying hard, working hard together to help schoolwork, is a clever student. She usually gets a good mark. She receives only $ 10 a month from her parents.

Dean, loving teaching, wants to be a good teacher in the future. When she becomes a teacher she can teach and share her education to the villager and the children.

Date posted: June 2018