Srei Ros is 17 years old and comes from a family of farmers. She lives in Kor Commune in Tboung Khmum province with her parents and five siblings: two sisters and three brothers. Her father works in the rice fields, while her mother cooks and sells Ansorm Ang, Cambodian rice cakes. Providing for such a big family is not easy and they often struggled to make ends meet.
The road is windy and lined with palm trees on the way to Baan Chantha’s house where she lives with her mother and five siblings in Preah Sdach commune, Prey Veng province. Baan Chantha is 17 years old, and comes from a family of farmers.
While holding a poster on Information for Citizens which he had been presenting to communities, a Community Accountability Facilitator, Yim Soksan, told us about his achievements since starting this role in mid-2016.
“I am excited beyond words that people have changed their mind about me,” says Pkayprek defiantly. “I am also very happy with what I can do for the children in my community. In the future, I would like to be an NGO worker so that I can help my community and earn enough money to support my family.”
“I never imagined I could have as much confidence as I have today. I feel very excited every time I raise children’s issues with the Commune Committee for Women and Children – an help to solve them,” Reaksa said with a smile.
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