CWCC Support Helping Girls Complete Schooling
I am 17 years old, from Svay Chek Districk in BMC, the oldest of 5 children and I am in Grade 10. My parents work as seasonal labourers, and when I was in Grade 3 I had to drop out of school due to our extreme poverty at that time, to watch my siblings while both my parents worked.
I have been in the scholarship program since 2004, at that time our family could not provide enough food for every day. I study very hard and am always the top of the class. At one time during my family’s struggle with severe poverty, my brother went along the Thai border to work as a labourer. I too was willing to give up my studies to support the family however my mother urged me to continue, saying she did not want me to grow up to be an uneducated woman.
And so I will finish Grade 12, and my goal is to become a teacher in my village. CWCC provide my family with rice every month to help us through.