Kids Ark Staff
In her native Sweden, Rita Holm Gustafsson is a registered nurse and nurse educator. She has worked in various fields ranging from 25 years of teaching to information about HIV policy. Furthermore she has worked several years in managing positions at the Foundation Noaks Ark´s department for people living with HIV and their relatives as well as at a Red Cross center for migrants, refugees and people living with disability. Together with her late husband Allan Gustafsson she founded Kids Ark Foundation Thailand.
Ulrika Peppler Barry worked for over 20 years in education and knowledge management for the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and for UNICEF. She runs her own company, Peppler Barry Galerie, for the development of the arts, and is a partner in Galerie Documents 15 which specializes in contemporary prints. Ulrika has a graduate degree in History, Swedish and Pedagogy, and earlier worked as a History and Swedish teacher in Stockholm schools. She lives in Paris. She is a board member since January 2015
Office and financial manager
DaorueangTanoy, Annie, Maew
Annie manages the scholarship programme and is responsible for financial and administrative management. She worked as a primary school teacher before joining Kids Ark Foundation in 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Computer)
Supervisor for Houses of Hope and Day Care Center
NittayaTuitiem, Ya, joined Kids Ark Foundation in 2004. She supervises the House of Hope after-school programmes and daycare centre. She also co-manages the scholarship programme. Previously she worked as a high school teacher and volunteered at a government village fund project. Ya has a graduate degree in the Thai language.
Reponsible for handicraft activities
Resa Somboonphunperm studied sewing and dressmaking at Banmarina foundation and went on to become a teacher there. She has also worked with disabled persons at Prae province and taught sewing to Hmong ethnic women. She has works at Kids Ark Foundation since 2004.
House of Hope 1
House of Hope 1 Leader
ChaiyaKaerpai( Air)is the leader of House of Hope1. He comes from Sansai sub-district where the house is situated and joined the programme in 2007.He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Supaporn Maschakam, Ying, is the assistant leader of House of Hope 1. A high-school graduate, she obtained a diploma as nurse assistant while working at House of Hope thanks to a Kids Ark education allowance for staff. She joined the programme in 2007.
House of Hope 2 was taken over by local authorities in 2013
House of Hope 3
House of Hope 3 Leader
Nawat Putasueb, Yim, is leader of House of Hope 3. He is a graduate in computer business from Chiang Mai and has experience working for Thai companies as systems administrator and assistant programmer. He joined the programme in 2015.
Sudarat Dawram, Tiew, comes from Sansai Chiang Mai, and holds a certificate in hotel management and tourism. Previously with an insurance company, she joined House of Hope 3 in 2010.
Cook and House mother
Khajorn Baisukan is the cook at House of Hope 3 and her food is much appreciated by all the children! She has two daughters and a grandson and she comes from Sansai Chiang Mai. She began working at House of Hope in 2010.
House of Hope 4
DeannapaChaiworng, Tik, is a former teacher assistant at an elementary government school and lives in Mea-I district Chiang Mai with her two children. She joined House of Hope 4 in November 2015.
RatchaneeChaisiriprom is a high school graduate and previously worked as a nurse assistant at a public health clinic near her village. She has 2 children.
Daycare Centre Leader
Patcharee Surinta leads the Daycare Center at Banhoymonngnai village and has more than 18 years experience in working with children. She has worked as a teacher assistant in the Kids Ark-supported school Banhoymongnai school and as a teacher at daycare centers in villages throughout MaeAi district. In her free time she is studying a Home Economics Programme in Child and Family Development at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.