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.

Batkit Sreyla

Batkit Sreyla, 12 years old, a student in grade 5 at The Mr. and Mrs. SakNhep School and she lives in Chomkatmey Village, Patang Commune, Lumphat District, Ratanakiri Province.

Batkit Sreyla is a third child in an ethnic minority family. She has one elder brother and one elder sister. Her father is a farmer, he has one house with the land of 15 m by 50 m, and he owned one-hectare farmland where he plants cassava and corn. Her dad can harvest about 800kg of cassava per year and he can sell and earn about $200 of money and other plants like corn he only keeps for eating. His farmland depends on natural raining only. He sometimes goes to find an extra job in a local area and he earns about $7.50 US dollars per day. And her mother is a housewife.

Batkit Sreyla is a very hard girl and a good student everyone at school knows her well because she works hard on all subjects and she always goes to school by bike her home is about three kilometers from school. After school, she helps her mum in cooking and she sometimes finds work near her home like picking up fruits of cashew apple during summer from January to April to support her family as well.

In the future, she wants to be a lawyer because she loves justice and she wants all the people to obey the law. She thinks that people in a country never mind the law a country will be full of penalties. Additionally, she wants to help her sister and her parents lead a better and more comfortable life.

Posted: March 2nd, 2020