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.

Seang Makara

Seang Makara is 15 years old, grade 10 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. Seang Makara has one brother and one sister. She is the second child in her family. Her father’s name is Seang Sokthy, he is 42 years old and he is a farmer. Her mother’s name is Chea Son, she is 40years old, and she died since Seang Sokthy was young. They have farmland about 2000 m2 for growing rice. Her family takes crop yield of rice about 2,00 kg per year and they had sold for 2000kg of rice, get $350 for support their living but it still not enough to cover their expenses for the whole year. Nowadays they live in a hard situation and sometime Seang Makara 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 father to do housework and when she has free time, She likes to read the book and help her younger brother to do homework.

In the future, Seang Makara would like to be a doctor. She wants to help poor people in the rural area and for helping the family and she wants to help her young brother to go on to study till high school.

Date posted: December 2018