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.

Ying Sayann

Ying Sayann is 11 years old, a student in grade 3 at The Mr. and Mrs. Sak Nhep School and she is living in Chorng Ra Village Batang Commune, Lumphat District, Ratanakiri Province.

She is the first child in an ethnic minority family with one sister and one little brother. Her father is a farmer and he has a house-land of 20m by 50m in the village and owns a hectare of farmland where they can plant potatoes, corn, and rice. Her dad can gather 500kg of the potato and 600 kg of rice per year and a little corn enough for only eating and the products are not regular good sometimes also bad depended on natural weather. He sometimes goes into the forest to find honey in the dry season from January to April, and he can sell the honey about $10 per liter. And her mother is a housewife; she does her housework and looks after her little son.

Ying Sayann is a very hard girl and a good student everyone at school knows her well because she works hard on all subjects and she always goes to school by walk her home is about one kilometer from school. After school, she helps her mum in cooking and she sometimes finds for work near her home like picking up cashew fruits to support her family income as well.

In the future, she wants to be a teacher because she likes teaching and she can share her knowledge to the kids in her village and she thinks that learning is very important to reduce poverty and develop local human resources.

Additionally, she wants to help her little brother and her parent to live in a comfortable life.


Date: May 2019