It's February 2018 and we have five young women in college and seven starting this summer. We need to fund the gap after scholarships and loans and part-time jobs. Warm Heart's Children's Home has been in operation for over nine years, going from 5 children the first year, to 45 living in our housing and another 25 supported at nearby schools. These are all children from remote hill tribe villages that start school behind their Thai peers. We provide a safe, extended family atmosphere and daily tutoring to help them learn Thai and catch up in all their other subjects. These young women made it through high school and have been accepted to college. One at a major university in the capital, Bangkok, and four at a college in Chiang Mai or Lampang. They will be the first in their families to attend college and break the cycle of poverty of their parents, farmers in the mountains. Meme, our first college graduate, just graduated in Public Policy at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University and is working while studying for the civil service exam. Akanit is starting her last year at Thammasat University in Bangkok, studying to become a Social Worker. New started Chiang Mai Rajabhat University in 2015 and is studying languages and the tourist industry. She is studying Korean and dreams of traveling there someday. Faa ("Sky") is finishing he first year at Maejo University in Public Administration and Earn is completing her first year in Environmental Sciences at Rajabhat in Lampang. They all come back on school breaks to encourage other students and help their communities. We have eight more girls graduating in March. Please help us build a fund to get them through university so they can give back to Warm Heart and their communities.
This project is supported by the Maecenata Foundation, Munich/Berlin: