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.

Peng Chantheary

Peng Chantheary is a 13-year-old student in 7th grade at The Bret Harte Middle School/Almaden Community in Sangker Doch Village, Sdech Kong Tbaung Commune, Banteay Meas District, Kompot Province.

She is the first child in the family and she has two siblings. She is an orphan whose mother left her for long time ago. Her father has a small house and raises two cows. Her father does not have rice field. When harvest time arrives, villagers hire her father to harvest rice then he can get paid. Because of her father’s hard work she often skips school to help her father for earning income to support family. She sometimes is absent from school to help her father’s work and looks after her young sibling.

Date posted: December, 2016