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.

Chann Sreyden

Chann Sreyden is 14 years old and is a student in grade 7 at The Ang Daun Pis Village Learning Center #550, located in Korng Pisey District, Kampong Speu province, donated by the students of the Australian International School Singapore.

There are six members in her family, two parents, two sons, and two daughters. Sreyden is the youngest child in the family. Her father’s name is Chan Sarith, 52 years old. Her mother’s name is Ao Samphos, 46 years old. Her parents are farmers who own a hectare and half of the farmland, which can produce 3,500 kg of rice per year. Her parents sell some rice, earning 1,500,000 riels per year, this amount used for supporting daily requirements and their child’s studies, and the rest of the rice used as food for the family. After farming, her father takes his time to work as a motor taxi. He earns about 20,000 riels a day. The family is poor. Sreyden does not have enough money to buy school supplies for her studies. However, that does not stop her from coming to school and working her hardest.

Sreyden wants to be a teacher because she wants to share knowledge and education with the students in her community as well as be able to help financially support her family.

Date posted: February 2020