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.

Doem Monyrath

Doem Monyrath is 14 -year-old, a student in the 8th  grade at The House of Joy and Happiness School  in Thkeng village, Rohas commune, Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province.

Monyrath is the youngest child in her family, and has one older brother.  Her family is living in a small house on the land of 18m×25m. They use the rest space of their land to raise 10 hens and three cows, as well as to some vegetables. Monyrath’s family’s income is from the rice product that they shared with the villagers’ farmland. In average, the family is able to get 3 tons of rice per year, they sell one ton of rice and get $300 and the rest will keep for eating during a year.  This is not enough money to support the family daily needs as well as Monyrath’s study supplies.  That is the reason that makes a difficult situation for Monyrath’s to go to school regularly, as she does not have the funds, and has to help her parents in the rice fields. She is a working student in the class but unfortunately she has not enough time to fulfil her present in school.

In the future, she wants to be a teacher, because she wants to share her knowledge and teaches all the children in her community or nearby area. And more over; she would be able get the appropriate salary for her best future.

Updated: August 2018