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.

Srey Ngim

Srey Ngim is 16 years old student in 9th grade at The IROHA School which is located in O Svay village, O Svay commune, Thalaborivath district, and Stung Treng province.

Ngim has gotten four siblings including her. She is the second born in the family. Unfortunately, her parents were divorced and her father married a second wife and he lived in diverse village with his new wife. Ngim said that her mother has owned a small plot of farmland that  it could produce 25 sacks of rice per year and a quantity of one sack is about 50kgs to 60kgs.

Ngim said that after rice harvesting, her mother sold 15 sacks to payback for other debts like medical, fertilizers and food. But that income couldn’t enough for supporting her family. Therefore, her mother had to grow some vegetables and raise some chickens. Even though, her mother raises the chickens and plane vegetables but it has not able to support her family. Sometimes she asked a permission for a few days off from school in order to work with her mother to get little income for the family settlement.

For her future goal, she wishes to be a teacher of Khmer literature and mathematics because she prefers to teach these subjects to the next generation.

Date Posted: December 2017