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.

To Be Selected

Tuy Sreideth is a 16 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in 2011. At the time, she enrolled in the third grade at The Wahrenbrock Family School in Chang Angkar Village, Pich Sa Commune, Koh Andeth District, Takeo Province. She is now in the eighth grade.

There are 8 members in the family.  She is the third daughter of the family. She has two brothers and three sisters. Her father, Sovy, is 40 years old and her mother, Siep, is 45 years old. They are both farmers. They have about a half of a hectare of farmland, which can produce 1,000 kg of rice per year. However, they must give half of their rice harvest to the farmer whom they buy farming materials from for the farming process. Her mother said that the rice doesn’t cover their needs throughout the year. Sreydeth’s mother can only do farm work, while also looking after the children. To make extra money to support her family, Sreydeth has to transplant rice seedlings for the neighbors. In addition, she and her father also catch fish, crabs and snails for food and for selling in the village.

Now she is enrolled in the GBA program, Sreydeth is very glad. She is grateful for this opportunity and happy that GBA supports her. She maintains her perfect attendance.

Updated January, 2016