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.

Noun Kolab

Noun Kolab is 14 years old and she is in the seventh grade. She lives in Sala village, Chuon Songke commune, Kompong Speu province.

She is the youngest in her family and she has a brother.

Her father’s name is Nop Sie. He has divorced from her mother and never provided any help for the family.

Her mother’s name is Kong Hom. She is 40 years old and is a farmer.

Kolap’s family has a farmland that is about 80A. With this land, they can produce about 800kg to 1000kg of rice per year. When they are not working on the farm, her mother goes to pick mangoes and sometimes she picks leaves of the tamarind to sell as well.

Her mother works a lot because she has to find the money to provide for everyone in her family. She earns about 75$ per month from all of her jobs.

Every day, Kolap helps her mom feed the ducks and the cows, and goes to school.  After school, she has to cook for her family.

In her free time, she likes to do homework and read books. Her favorite color is yellow and she loves ducks.

In the future, she wants to become a soldier to be brave and look after the Cambodian land. She also wants to help her family have a better life.


Updated: Jan. 2020