From school dropout to hotel worker The loss of his mother at an early age led Praset Panpakarin to dropout of school but with the help of KidsArk he returned and now works as a hotel cashier. He has a dream to become a tour guide.
I am Nana Ja-em. I live in Po-hi village, Mae-ai, Chiangmai. My family is poor and I have many brothers and sisters. My parent is temporary employee and sometime they are unemployed. I received scholarship from Kids Ark Foundation for 5 years since I was in high school (grade 9) till I graduated from high vocational certificate.
When I graduated from my junior high school, I not only faced family’s financial problem but also my house was on fire. At the t
ime, I realized that my family was not able to support my school fee any further, although I wanted to study so much. Therefore, I thought of giving up my study and start working.
Luckily, one day, my teacher asked me whether I wanted to continue my study. I answered her that I really wanted to continue my study but I could not do so as I did not have any money. My teacher told me that Kids Ark Foundation would give me scholarship for my high school. I was very happy to able to continue my study as I believe education is the only hope that can fulfil my future life.
After I graduated from high school, Kids Ark Foundation kindly supported me with scholarship in high vocational certificate. I studied in Hospitality Program at Fang Vocational Education College, Ta-torn branch. Now, I graduated from the college and start working so I will be able to support myself for my higher education in the future.
I would like to express my thankful to Kids Ark Foundation for giving me this valuable opportunity, which my family was unable to give me. With the help from the foundation, I am now graduated from the collage and have a job that can support my family. Although my income is quite low but I will endeavor unflaggingly and be enthusiastic for better knowledge and education.