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.

Muon Peou

Muon Peou is 15 years old and she was born in Trapaing Tralach village, Meanrith commune, Sandann district and Kampong Thom province in the middle of Prey Long. She is the student in 7th grade at The Naohiro Nishiya School, which is located in Opork Samky village, Meanreth commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province.

Peou has one brother and three sisters and she is the fourth child in her family. Her father’s name is Mr. Touch Moeurn and her mother’s name is Mrs. Meun Leng and they are farmers. They live in a poor family. The road from her home to school maybe 45 km, and most of the streets are quieter and difficult to travel, so nowadays she stays at dormitory at school. Her parents are farmers. Peou’s family has owns farmland for half a hectare and grow rice, which can produce an income of $200-$250 a year but it still not enough money to support the family, Peou’s parents commonly have to travel to collect resin from trees to sell out.  The resin can be sold for $1.25 for 1kg. Peou regularly misses school to help in the rice field as well as helping with household chores. In her village there are not any other students to study in a high school only her and her brother.

In the future, she wants to be a primary teacher in her village. She wants to improve the quality of education and teach the next generation to have a basic skill of Khmer letter and wants to get a salary to support her family.

Updated: April, 2018