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.

Bang Chheot

Bang Chheot is an 11 years old student in 5th grade at the David and Deborah Roberts School, which is located in Taream village, Tbaeng commune, Kampong
Svay district, Kampong Thom province.

Chheot has five siblings, one elder brother, two elder sisters, one younger sister, and her. She is the fourth child in her family. Her father’s name is Tuon Met, 56 years old. Her mother’s name is Toen Sey, 44 years old. They are fishers. They do not have their owned farmland. Her parents find somewhere to catch fish by net every day. They catch fish about 5 kg a day and sell 35,000 riels. They haven’t received enough income to solve their family’s livelihood. They said especially when their children sick and no rice, and they haven’t got money and they have to borrow someone to buy medicine or go to borrow rice seller by promising pay the debt back when they sold their fishes. It’s about for 5 or 6 days. It’s very difficult for their living. They said that if their child can join the GBA’s project. They’re really happy because they wanted their child to study until higher grade. And it can reduce their child’s school materials fee and the other school expenses. Chheot is a good child she usually helps her parents cook rice, wash the dishes, cut firewood, and help look after home and sister when her parents go to catch the fish.

In her future, Chheot wants to be a teacher, she hopes to help her family to live in a better life.

Date posted: September 4, 2018