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.

Veasna Sreyneath

Veasna Sreyneath is 9 years old and she is studying in grade 3 at Masako Sato School in Putreng village, Dak Dam commune, Orang district, Mondulkiri province.

Veasna Sreyneath has three siblings and she is the second child in her family. Her parents are farmers and they have their own farmland, which can produce about 700kg to 800kg of rice per year. The yield of this year is low because they don’t have money to buy fertilizer and there is limited water source in that area. It’s not enough to feed the family so her parents want to get more income, They go to work as a seasonal work such planting cassava, Coffee, rice and paper during planting season and also they do harvest rice, cassava, paper during harvest season to 20000 riels per day but they do this work only three to four days in a week only, so their income according to the harvest season and planting season. Sreyneath have to look after her sisters and do housework while her parents are busy. Sometimes Sreyneath went to help her parents at the farm and those works kept her is absent from school.

In the future Sreyneath wants to be a doctor because she thinks that she wants to assist treatment to general patients in the community and her family members when they get ailment as well.

Updated: May, 2018