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.

Yoeung Sreynak

Yoeung  Sreynak  is 15 years old and she is studying in grade 9th at The Milton  School, which is located in in Tuol  village, Mean  Commune, Prey Chhor  District, Kompong Cham province.

There are 6 members in her family, Parents, two older brothers and one younger brother. She is the third child in her family. Her parents are farmers who own 1.5 hectares of farmland to grow paddy rice, producing 1,000 kg per year, and to grow cassava on a small plot of land to make their living. However, the yearly harvest is not enough to cover the family’s needs.

Unfortunately, Srey Nak’s oldest brother has dropped out of school, and now working on a farm to help support the family, earning approximately 15,000 – 20,000 Riel a day.

Srey Nak rides the bike to school every day and works hard in school. When Srey Nak is not busy with her studies, she needs to help her mother with housework. Additionally, she helps her parents during farming season on the rice field and with her siblings too.

In the future, She wants to be a teacher because she wants to share her knowledge to the kids in her commune. Moreover, when she has enough money, she will create a small business at her home.

Date posted: April, 2018