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.

To Be Selected

Thon Vorng, is 11 years old, a student in Grade 7 of the Phluk Secondary School, donated by Michael and Elizabeth Simmons located in Phluk Commnune, Sesan District, Stung Treng Province.

Thon Vorng has four brothers and three sisters and she is a second child in the family. Her father name: Nu Benk Thorn, 39 years old and her mother name: Oeur Sy, 36 years old, they are farmers. They have owned one hectare of farmland where they can produce 2,835 kg of rice in year, all the rice products they kept some to eat in the family during a year and some they sell for some money to buy food and farm material and crop for the next season. Her mother said “Today, they are very hard to live by trying to earn more money to support family, especially, their children studies”. Beside the rice season, her parents have to go out to get the labor work at different villages, during two months they both can earn about $400 to help support the need in the family and the children have to help growing vegetable around the house land for food and if sometimes the yield gave better product they can sell to for some school pocket money. Not all the income is enough to support the whole family daily need. Her parents also very happy to express their gratitude to the organization and sponsors for the scholarship to their daughter, even though it is not sufficiently for the whole of the family’s needs, but can help to reduce their family’s expenses.

Vorng is a good student at school and she promised to come to school regularly for her scholarship support and she will show to her parents the monthly supported money to her parents.

In the future, she wants to be a policewoman; beside she can get the monthly salary she also can help her community living in safe life.

Posted on: November, 2018