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.

Ye Sophean

Ye Sophean is an ethnic minority, a 14 year-old student in 7th grade at O’Chum School in O’Chum district, Ratanakiri province.

There are six members in Ye Sophean’s family. Sophean has gotten four sisters and she hasn’t gotten any brothers. Her parents are farmers who have owned about one hectare of farmland for the rice’s transplantation. Annually, her parents could harvest between 800kg to 1000kg but amount of that yield was unable to comfort the family’s needs for a whole year because of her big family.

To fulfill the family’s needs, he parents have also fed chickens and pig for their daily consumptions. Besides growing rice her parents sometimes have gone to work other farms to get earnings between 3.75 to 5 US dollars a day for each one. Sophean told that, at the weekend she has always gone to help her parents at the farms for grass cleaning up, cooking rice, and picking cashew nut.

In the future, Sophean wants to be a nurse because she wants to help her parents when they are getting old and she wants to help poor people in her village. On the other hands, she wants to develop her country, too.

Updated: June 2018