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.

Sean Ratana

Sean Ratana is 15 years old, grade 9 at Chrey Khmum Secondary School, located in Chrey Khmum Village, Chrey Khmum Commune, Sithor Kandal District, Prey Veng province, Cambodia.

There are five members of the family. Sean Ratana has one brother and one sister. She is the first child in her family. Her father’s name is Thun Kimsean, he is 41 years old and he is a farmer. Her mother’s name is Peng Ren, she is 38 years old, and she is a farmer, too. Her parents have farmland about 2500 m2 for growing rice. Her family takes crop yield of rice about 2000 kg per year and they had sold for 2000 kg of rice, get $350 to support their living but it still not enough to cover their expenses for the whole year. Nowadays they live in a hard situation and sometimes Sean Ratana doesn’t have money to buy school supplies but she always keeps trying to go to school every day.

After school, She always helps her mother to do housework and when she has free time, She likes to read the book and help to do the farm.

In the future, Sean Ratana would like to be a teacher. She wants to improve human resources in rural areas and for helping the family.

Date posted: December 2018