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.

Sout Chantha

Sout Chantha is 14 year old and she is studying in grade 7th at the Milton School, which is located in Toul Prich village, Mean Commune, Prey Chhor District, Kampong Cham province.

Chantha has gotten only four siblings including her. She is the second born in the family. Unfortunately, her parents were divorced and her father married a second wife and he lived in diverse village with his new wife. Chantha said that her mother has owned a small plot of farmland that she could produce rice yearly. Every year her mother gathers about 25 sacks of rice and a quantity of one sack of rice is about 50kgs to 60kgs.

Chantha revealed that after gathering the rice’s fruit then her mother sold out for 15 sacks of rice in pursuant to pay for other debts that affiliated to ailment’s treatment, rice’s fertilizers and food. But that income couldn’t work out for the cost of school uniform and schooling so that her mother had to grow some veggies and she had to raise a few hens due to get baby chickens for selling.

Chantha confirmed even though her mother had a hard pursuit of income from veggies growing and chickens’ raising either but it didn’t still adequately manage the family so well. Therefore, she was sometimes asked to stop from school for a few days’ period in order to work with her mother for seeking little income for the family’s settlement.

For her future goal, she wishes to be a teacher of Khmer literature and mathematic because she prefers to teach these subjects to the kids of a next generation.

Date posted: April, 2018