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.

Vai Pea

Vai Pea is 18 years old, and she is studying in grade 11th at The ASIJ School in Chup Krom village, Svay Leu commune, Svay Leu district, Siem Reap province.

Pea has gotten four members in her family, her parents, one younger brother and including herself. She is the first child in the family. Her parents are farmers. Her family is very poor. Her family has gotten only small plot of land for building her house and for raising chicken. Her parents has yearly hired farmland of neighbors to transplant the rice and after harvesting rice her parents have paid two sacks of rice’s output to the farmland’s owner for the fee of hiring farmland in per year. After that her mother need to sell some rice and get $100 to pay back to shop owner for the fertilizers. Besides the rice transplantation and daily needs her parents have had to seek other workers at other farms of the neighbors and they have gotten $5 in per day. However, the amount of that revenue was inadequate to buy food, clothes and school supplies for Pea’s schooling.

Pea is a good student. After school she goes home to help her parents with housework. In her free time, she likes to read the books, review the lessons from school and help family to take care of her sibling.

Pea wants to be a Khmer teacher when she grows up. She wants to help all the kids in her village. Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family.

Updated: April, 2018