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Hill Tribe Girls Accepted at College, Now We Need to Fund Them

Phrao, Thailand

Hill Tribe Girls Accepted at College, Now We Need to Fund Them

Phrao, Thailand

Fund College for Hill tribe children. Poverty in Northern Thailand. Anti-trafficking. Education. Empower women.

E. Schecter from Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc. | 
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About this project

It's February 2020 and we have twelve young women in college. 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 eleven years, going from 5 children the first year, to 40 living in our housing and another 30 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 on all their other subjects. These young women made it through high school and have been accepted to college.  One is at a university in the capital, Bangkok, and the rest at colleges 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, graduated in Public Policy at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University and is working while studying for the civil service exam.  Akanit just graduated in May with a degree in social work from Thammasat University in Bangkok and has been working with an established NGO in Chiang Mai. New is studying languages and the tourist industry at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University and expects to graduate in june or July.  She is studying Korean and dreams of traveling there someday. Faa ("Sky") is in her third year at Maejo University in Public Administration and Earn is starting her third year in Environmental Sciences at Rajabhat in Lampang.  Two more girls just graduated from high school and have been accepted at colleges to study teaching and fisheries.  They all come back on school breaks to encourage other students and help their communities.  Please help us build a fund to get them through university so they can give back to Warm Heart and their communities.
Thank you!

This project is supported by the Maecenata Foundation, Munich/Berlin:

Updated at 02. February 2020