Giving back to children as a teacher Werasek Sangen has rebuilt his life after the death of his father from HIV and is now working as a teacher and supporting his mother and brother. “I am very proud to be a teacher and give children knowledge as a teacher,” he said.
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.