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.

Yon Sreymey

Yon Sreymey is a 14 years old student in 8th grade at The IROHA School #470, which is located in O Svay village, O Svay commune, Thalaborivath district, and Stung Treng province.

Sreymey was born in a poor family and she has gotten five siblings including her. She is the fourth born in the family. They have owned one hectare of farmland for the rice transplantation and every year her parents could gather from 45 to 50 sacks of rice’s production per year. For one sack of rice contained 50kgs to 60kgs.

Sreymey pronouncedly expressed that amount 30 sacks of rice were sold out to the merchantmen because it was required for her parents to have some income in order to recompense for the cost of rice’s fertilizers and their daily consumptions as well.

However, Sreymey claimed the income that her parents earned from rice’s output couldn’t cover sufficiently for things like clothes, school supplies and school uniforms. Therefore, she sometimes asked permission from school for a few days in order to find little supplementary income with her parents in order to pay for food and her schooling as well.

For her future goal, she wishes to become a specialized teacher of mathematic, chemistry and Khmer literature because she prefers to teach these subjects to the kids of a next generation.

Updated: April, 2018