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.

Lath Khlath

Lath Khlath is 9 years old, a student in 2nd grade at The Ascham School community, in Poutaing village, Romney commune, Senmonorom district, Mondulkiri province.

There are six members in her family, two parents and three daughters. She is the first child in her family. Her family is poor and owns half hectare of farmland where they can get 250 kg of cashew nuts per year. Her mother and father work as farmers on their own farmland. Out of the work in farm, they are also construction workers that that can earn 30,000 riels a day. Not all the income are enough to support the daily living of the family and even support Khlath’s study. Khlath commonly has to walk to school because her mother or father uses the bicycle to go to work. Furthermore, after a long day at school, she need to come home hurry to help her mother with the housework and various chores.

Khlath wants to be a doctor when she grows up. She wants to help all the people in her village, and she thinks that the hospital right now is too far from her area. Moreover, she wants to earn money to support her family.

Updated: June 2018