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Lawrence H. Summers (while Chief Economist of the World Bank)
 
Thank You Soroptimist International of La Jolla

The Reach for the Sky scholarship program started in 2010 because of the generosity of the Soroptimist International of La Jolla. This scholarship program provides financial aid to girls in middle school through college. The Soroptimist International of La Jolla continues to support the program and recently added scholarships for one university and one high school girl.
   
Reach for the Sky is a scholarship program that helps girls stay in school. Less than half of the girls in rural Cambodia continue their schooling beyond 6th grade. The costs of books, school uniforms and transportation are beyond the budgets of many families. In addition, parents often need girls to help out at home with subsistence farming, child care and other activities to help make ends meet. With just a little financial help, girls can complete high school and even continue on to college. Girls are chosen based on their ability to succeed as well as financial need. We monitor the girls to make sure they attend school regularly and maintain good grades. Most of the girls in the program are in the top 25% of their class and have almost perfect attendance. Our hope is that these girls will graduate from college and come back to the village with special skills to bring about social and economic change. Already they are serving as role models for other children.

Secondary School Students
Bunthon
Sarum-grade 8
Bunthon
Bunthon-grade 9
Srey Oun
Srey Oun-grade 9
Sreynut
Sreynut-grade 9
Dany
Dany-grade 11
Vanna
Vanna-grade 11
Samy
Samy-grade 11
Sroem
Sroem-grade 11

Seyha-grade 11
sreysith
Sreysith-grade 12
Sary
Sary-grade 12
Vongdy
Vongdy-grade 12
     
University Students
Rany
Rany-1st year
Rosha
Rosha-2nd Year
Sinat
Sinat-3rd Year
sokhom
Sokhom-2nd Year
Sophat
Sophat-3rd Year
Sreynav
Sreynav-3rd Year
Souerth
Souerth-4th Year
Thida
Thida-3rd Year
Chanthy
Chanthy-4th year

 

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