I want to tell you about a girl in my village. We live in Brolay Village in Siem Reap Province.

Her name is RATHA. She is 9 years old. She studies in grade 2 at CHEY School. She likes to go to school. Her favorite subject is math. She lives with her mother and her grandmother. Her family is poor. She doesn’t have father. Sometimes they don’t have money to buy good food.

Her mother wants her to keep studying. Her mother stopped studying in grade 2. Her mother wants her to finish studying and have a good job. When she finishes studying and has a good job she can eat a lot of good foods and help her family. She likes to study very much. She hopes that Ponheary Ly Foundation will keep helping her to study. She wants to be a Tailor and make clothes.

In her free time RATHA likes to help her mother grow plants, play with the children in her village, do her homework and read Khmer storybooks.

RATHA thinks in her future she can have a good job and help her family. For me I think she can have a good job if she studies a lot.

Can Ratha have a good job in the future?

What do you think?

Chenda, 16, studies in grade 9 at Sumduch Ouv High School in Siem Reap Provence. She likes to study Khmer and English. She has studied computers at the PLF Tchey School lab since 2008. Her favorite project so far was her video “How to Plant  Banana Tree”. In her free time, she likes to play with the children in her village.