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

Reaksa is a 15 years old student in 8th grade at The Nozomi School # 348 donated by David Sneider and Naomi Pollock Family. Located: Khchass Village, Khchass Commune, Saut Nikum District and Siem Reap Province.

Reaksa is the third in the family, with two younger brothers and one older brother and one older sister. Her family has no land so her parents owned one hectare of farmland for growing rice. The rice can produce 10 sacks of rice per year and the production of the quantity of rice is 75 – 80 kilograms. After harvesting rice, her mother needs to sell half of the rice with the cost of $100 to pay back for the fertilizers and the land owner and some of the money to support the family. Although, they earned little income from selling rice but that income couldn’t settle the family well, therefore, her father has to work as the builder that so far from the house at the city and got $3 per day but still not enough for support the kids to school and food for every day. Reaksa is a good and smart student. After school, she goes home to help her parents with house work. In her free time, she likes to read the books and review the lessons from school and help the mother to cook meals for her family and look after her brothers.

Reaksa wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She wants to help all the poor kids and the most she wants to earn money to support her family to be better in the future.

Date posted: December 2018