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

Pum Ngea is 13 years old and she is in grade 7 at #347 The Doris Dillon School in Phnom Toch village, Sdach Kong Khang Tboung Commune, Benteay Meas District, Kampot province.

Pum Ngea has 2 siblings, and she is the second child in the family. Her father’s name Mr. Sanh Ren and her mother’s name Mrs. Seng Srey Pov, both of them are farmers. The family owns one hectare of farmland; they can earn up to $ 300 a year in rice production. As this is not enough to support the family’s needs, Pum Ngea’s father commonly has to find fish and cricket to sell in his villages. One day he can earn 15000Reils a day. 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, Pum Ngea commonly has to miss school to stay home and help to care for her siblings or finding fished at the lake around her village.

Pum Ngea’ goal wanted to be a teacher in her community. She wants to teach all kids in her location. Also, she wants to build girl up and explain them to be strong as a man. . Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family, because of her family.

Date posted: February 1, 2021