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

Pang Sreyleak is a thirteen-year-old student in the seventh grade at Somdach Chuon Nat high school which is located in Tro Kuon Village, Krola Commune, Kampong Siem District, and Kampong Cham Province.

There are seven members in her family. Sreyleak has five brothers, and she is fifth child in the family. Sreyleak’s father passed away, so now her mother is the sole caregiver for her six children.  Her mother sells fish in the market, earning $5 a day, which is not enough to support the family’s needs.  As a result, Sreyleak’s older siblings work as seasonal workers, and Sreyleak is responsible to help her mother with housework and selling fish at the market.

In the future, Sreyleak wants to be a teacher because she likes teaching and  she wants to share her knowledge to her village.

Date Posted: January, 2018