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.
A Bachelor’s Degree in tourism
Pimpaka Kamon lost her father at a young age but went on to study at university and achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in tourism. She says she will never forget what her KidsArk godparents did for her.
I come from a poor family, my father passed away when I was young, and I live with my mother and older brother. My mother has worked hard for us even though her health is not good. I worked during the school holidays to earn money for my schooling. I got a scholarship from Kids Ark from secondary 2 until I finished university with help for fees, transportation and school supplies. I was often given extra money by my godparents who always visited me when they came to Chiang Mai. They took me to the zoo and for dinner at a nice restaurant. They still come to see me when they come to Chiang Mai and they always bring gifts. I still keep all their letters and souvenirs.
I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in tourism. I studied hard because education is important and can change my life.
Now I am working at a tour company in Chiang Mai where I learn a lot of new things every day from tourists and I enjoy my work very much.
Thank you so much to Kids Ark and my sponsors for the scholarship. I will never forget any of you.