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.

Ser Sreyka

Ser Sreyka is 9 years old, a student in 3rd grade at The Ascham School community, in Poutaing village, Romney commune, Senmonorom district, Mondulkiri province.

There are 6 members in her family, two parents, four daughters. Sreyka is the second child in the family. Her parents are farmers who own one and half hectares of farmland to grow cashew trees and some part they grow rice. They can gather 250 kg of cashew nuts per year. The family is able to sell some of the rice by earning 400,000 riels per year, and the rest used as food for the family. For additional income, out of working in farm they pick up the vegetables from villagers to sell in market by earning 30,000 riels a day.

Ser Sreyka is a good student and daughter. In the free time from study, she helps her mother with housework, taking care of her younger siblings or picking bananas to sell to support the family.

In the future, she wants to be a Khmer literacy teacher. She wants to share her knowledge and teach the children in her commune the Khmer historic culture and language. Most importantly, she would like to have salary to support her family and give them an opportunity to live in a better life and more fun.

Updated: June 2018