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.

To Be Selected

Hang Keomany is 13 years old and she is a student in grade 7 at the Pluk secondary School in pluk village, pluk commune, sesan district, Stung Treng Province.

There are ten members in her family, parents and two sisters, six brothers. She is the second child in her family and her mother gets 2 times twins children.  Father’s name is Son Hang and he is 54 years old. Her mother’s name is Khut Khai and she is 53 years old. They are farmers and family is so poor and have owns farmland is about a hectare, which they can produce 2,420kg of rice per year. The farmland they do annually is they rent from someone, so they pay rice 500kg per year to the landowner. After finish from farm work, her parents are going to hired laborer can receive wage 20,000 riel per day for one person, but they can’t do every day. They are growing a few vegetables for family. Everyday, their families are very hard of living by they are trying to earn money for their   children. For rice production per year there is not enough food. They would like to express gratitude to the organization and sponsors of the scholarship of her daughter, even though it is not sufficiently supportive of the family’s needs, but also reduces her family’s expenses. Keomany promised to come to school regularly and the money that she received from her donor will keep for buying the school supplies.

Kang Keomany is a good student in class and sometime, she explain the lesson to her classmates when they are not understand and after school she always help her mother to do housework and look after her brothers.

In the future, Keomany wants to be a teacher in her village because she thinks that the teachers have been able to support a lot of social work, especially human resources training and she would like to support her family to live in a better life.

Date posted: July 2018