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

Morn Maren is 13 years old, student in 8th grade at Angk Daun Pis Village Learning Center (#550), located in Angk Daun Pis Village, Toeuk La-ak Commune, Korng Pisey District, Kampong Speu province.

There are 6 members in her family, her parents, 2 brothers, one sister and her. She is the youngest child in the family. Her father name: Ung Sameth, 46 years old, her mother name: Mang Sarath, 44 years old, they both are farmers. They have one hectare of farmland where they can produce rice around 2,500 – 3,000 kg per year. All the rice they can gather is preserve to use for the family during a year and about 1,500 kg sell for $450 to pay back to the fertilizer store and the rest to support the other need in the family including children school materials. Out of farm work, they have raised a few chickens to supply the food.

Every day, Maren rides her bicycle to school about 4 kms round-trip. She is a smart student in class, and tries to study very hard. After school, she comes back home to help her mother housework, and if she has free time she likes to read books and review her lesson and homework from school.

In the future, she wants to be a mathematics teacher to teach the students in rural area, she hopes that she will become a part of human resources development, especially in the mathematics field for the new generation for her country and she wishes to help her family to get better living.


Posted: November 2018