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.

Pheap Kunthea

Pheap Kunthea is 14 years old, and she studies in 9th grade at The Tmor  Berk  School #351, located in Kampong Trach District, Kampot province, donated by Clarie Frankel.

Kunthea live in Koh Chamka Village, Beoung sala KhangTboung Commune,Kampong Trach District ,Kampot Province. She is the first child in the family, with 1 younger sisters and 1 younger brother. Her father name is Long Saveoun 40 years old And her mother is Pao Sok 36 years old and they are farmers. Her family is poor and owned half hectare of farmland for growing rice. The rice can produce 12 bags of rice in per year (1 bag of rice is equal 120kg). After the rice’s yield collection her parents sold out for 7 bags and got $150 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 motor-taxi driver and the income that he could get in per day was $6 in order to patch up on food. However that $5 was not the regular income for their daily food. As for Kunthea, she is study 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 the books and review the lessons from school.

For Kunthea’s future goal: Kunthea wants to be a Teacher 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: March 2019