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

Peav Sokea is 13 years old, and in grade 7 at The Savant School in Taney village, Choam Sangkea commune, Phnom Sruoch district, Kompong Speu province.

There are seven members in her family, including her mother, sisters and brother-in-law’s, and is Sokea is the youngest child in the family. Her mother is a farmer who owns one hectare of farmland. To better support the family, Sokea’s mother also works as a seasonal worker, earning 30,000 Riels a day.  Two of Sokea’s sisters and husbands work in Thailand and send home $100/month.

Sokea works hard in school, and continues her hard work when she gets home by helping her mother with housework and chores.

In the future Sokea wants to be a teacher so she can share her knowledge with the kids in her village.

Date Posted: February 2018