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.

Ngim Nika

Nika is 11years old, and she studies in 7th grade at The Tmor Berk School #351, located in Kampong Trach District, Kampot province, donated by Clarie Frankel.

Nika lives in Koh Chamka Village, Boeung Sala KhangTboung Commune, Kampong Trach District, Kampot Province. There are three members in her family, She is the younger sister in the family, with 1 brother and 1 sister Her father’s name is Tith Kong 49 years old and her mother is Sam Rachany 46 years old and they are farmers. Her family is poor and owned half a hectare of farmland for growing rice. The rice can produce 10bags of rice per year (1 bag of rice is equal to 120kg). After the rice yield collection her parents sold out for 5bags and got $130 to paid back to shop owner for the cost of fertilizers and the remaining money is paid for the food but it was not enough for daily expenses in a whole year. Therefore, besides the growing rice, her father had to seek another job to work as a Worker And the income that her father could get in per day was $5in order to patch up on food. However that $5 was not the regular income for their daily food. As for Nika, she is studying very hard and she is a good student in the class. After school, she helps her parents to do housework. In her free time, she likes to read books and review the lessons from school.

For Nika s future goal: Nika wants to be a nurse when she grows up. She wants to help all the kids in her village and also she wants to earn money to support her family.

Date posted: July 2019