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.

Chheav Kaknika

Chheav Kaknika is 14 years old. She was born on 2 March 2006, and she lives in Cherng Khal Village, Mung reav Commune, Tbong Khmum District, Kampong Cham Province. She is in grade 8th at The Green Family School II #419, which is located in in Cherng Khal Village, Mungreav Commune, Tbong Khmum District, and Kampong Cham Province.

Kaknika has two siblings (one sister, one brother) and she is a first child in the family. Her father‘s name is Mr. Bun Sambat, he has 48 years old, and her mother’s name is Mrs. Tep Lin, 37 years old, both of them are farmers. The family owns half hectare of land; in which they can earn $500 in a year for rice production. As this is not enough to support the family’s needs, Kaknika’s father commonly has to go on trips to be a slave, at the sometime. He has to carry the sack of cement. One day they can earn $4. This means, that even with this additional income, the parents do not have enough money to support the family and their children’s everyday needs. As a result, Kaknika commonly has to miss school to stay home and help to care for her siblings or help in the rice field and other housework. Kaknika’s goals want to be a decorator through the houses.

She wants to have a lot of moneys; she thinks that in her location is nearby her home.

Date Posted: November 2018