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

Hat Channo is 14 years old, and in the 8th grade at the Rak Smey Rik Reay junior high school in Bos Village, Rik Reay Commune, Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province.

There are 6 members in her family, two, parents, two daughters and two sons. She is the second child in the family. Her parents are farmers. The family owns two and a half hectares to grow rice, producing 2,500 kg of rice per year. The family is able to sell approximately  kg’s of rice to buy clothes, books, and pens for their children. Her parents makes their living by growing rice, but their rice field is so far from home that when planting or harvesting season arrives, they have to leave home to stay on the farm until work finishes. Channo and her siblings stay with her grandma when her parents are working in the field. Although her family works very hard, they still face a lot of difficulties. They can’t make enough money to support the daily needs of their family.

After class Channo helps her mother with housework and sometimes she helps her parents to work at the farm, or help her grandma to do housework and look after her brothers.

In the future she wants to be a teacher because she wants to share her knowledge with the kids and to help develop the country.

Updated: March, 2018