Pre-School Kids


Sponsor a child and send him/her to school!

Hand to Hand provides education free of charge to families but this program costs a lot of money to run. Your sponsorship would provide for all the child’s books, food, clothing, medical and classroom resources for the entire year.

Scroll down to see photos of the children and read their stories. If you would like to sponsor a child please contact us. Provide the name of the child that you would like to sponsor and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible. If you sponsor a child from Hand to Hand we can give you an official receipt for your contributions. In addition to this you will receive updates and photos of your child twice a year. If you wish to do so, you may correspond with the child with the help of our translators.

Pre-school costs
10,000 baht  (US$ 312) per  year   (all grades)

this includes uniform, books, food, medical and classroom resources


Our Pre-School Kids

Below is a list of the kids that are currently attending the Hand to Hand Pre-School.


Name: Bietong
Gender:
Female
My birthday is 4 December, 2013
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Bietong lives with her mother, father and older brother.
  • She had her hands and legs below the knee amputated when she was 2 years old after developing a fever and epilepsy.
  • Mother isn’t able to work because she has to look after Bietong full time.
  • She goes to the government hospital every week for physical therapy.
  • She still has to take medicine for epilepsy and she has a heart problem.
  • Her father is construction worker to support the family.

Name: Blessing
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 10 July, 2015.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • He is living with her mother.
  • His mother is a laundry lady.
  • His father has  separated from his mother.

Name: Diamond
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 8 June, 2014.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Diamond lives with his mother, grandma, auntie and younger brother.
  • The family has just moved from Bangkok to Pattaya.
  • His father has just left the family – the reason why they moved to Pattaya.
  • His mother hasn’t got a job yet but helps grandma to sell Thai desserts in the hospital.

Name: Kanchana
Gender:
Female
My birthday is 24 April, 2014.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school

  • Kanchana lives with her parents, younger sister and cousin. The family are from Burma.
  • Kanchana is a happy, cooperative student.
  • She has settled well at Hand to Hand and is learning to speak Thai.

Name: Kratai
Gender:
Female
My birthday is 22 May, 2015
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school

  • Lives with her father and mother and two siblings.
  • Her father works in a bar doing odd jobs.
  • Her mum has a  job selling flowers from a motorbike sidecar.
  • She has improved in class and has more confidence and making good progress with fine motor skills and with craft activities.

 

Name: Kushi
Gender:
Female

My birthday is 20 May, 2012.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Kushi lives with her Aunt and Uncle and 2 cousins.
  • Her mother and  father are both dead.
  • She has an older brother but he lives in Burma.
  • She’s a bright student in class and always eager to do her work.

Name: Lookkaew
Gender: Female
My birthday is 21 February, 2013.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Kew lives with her mother and father.
  • Kew’s mother and father sell second hand clothes at the night market.
  • The family rent a room in Pattaya.
  • Their income is very small.
  • She is enjoying English class and is willing to try new things.

Name: Maggi
Gender:
 Male
My birthday is 25 August, 2016.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Maggie now lives with his mum and older brother who also attends Hand to Hand pre school
  • He is slowly adapting to being in our pre-school and particularly enjoys playing and singing.
  • His mother job is arranging people who come to ride elephant.

Name: Margie
Gender:
 Male
My birthday is 10 March, 2014.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Her father left her mother when she was pregnant.
  • Margie is living with her mother
  • Her mother is a waitress at a restaurant.
  • Her mother is sick from a disease called MS.
  • She is well behaved and good at her studies.

Name: Mint
Gender: Female
My birthday is 18 June, 2015
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Mint lives with her grandmother and step-grandfather
  • Mint’s father left when she was about 6 months old
  • Her mum lives in another province and has possibly remarried. She doesn’t support Mint in any way.
  • Her grandmother sells fruit, vegetables and fresh produce on Theprasit Road, close to our centre.
  • Her step-grandfather rears fighting chickens. He earns money from some of these fights.
  • Mint is taking quite a while to settle at Hand to Hand but seems to be crying less over recent weeks.

Name: Mony
Gender: Male
My birthday is 12 January, 2012.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Mony lives with his father, mother and twin brother.
  • Parents are refugees therefore they cannot work by Thai law. The family cannot earn any income.
  • The family is supported by the United Nations.
  • Mony’s family are Christians and help with local missions.
  • Mony Is doing very well in class, his writing in both Thai and English very good.

Name: Nabdown
Gender:
Female
My birthday is 4 September, 2014.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Nabdown lives with her mother, grandmother, older brother who is disabled and  younger sister.
  • Napdown’s father has just been released from prison and he has a job.
  • This gives greater stability to the family.
  • Nabdown’s mother sells clothes at the market.
  • Napdown has moved up a class and continues to work well and make good progress.

Name: Nada
Gender: Female
My birthday is 30 March, 2016.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Nada lives with her mother, grandmother, sister and a disabled brother.
  • Her father has just been released from prison and he has a job.
  • This gives the family more stability.
  • The family lives on the mother’s salary for organizing products.
  • Her grandmother does not work because she has to take care of Nada’s disabled brother.
  • Nada is a determined little girl and is making good progress in class.

Name: Oum
Gender:
 Female
My birthday is 13 December, 2015
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Oum is living with her mother.
  • Her father left her mom when she was 3 month pregnant.
  • One of Oum’s brother has returned to live with mum and Oum.
  • She’s a quiet little girl and works well in class.

Name: Plai-Fon
Gender:
 Female
My birthday is 2 October, 2015
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Plai-fon lives with her grandma and grandpa
  • Her father had already left the family
  • As soon as Plai-fon was born her mother gave her to the grandparents and left. She hasn’t had any contact since.
  • Grandpa works in a hotel as a general maintenance man and gardener
  • Grandma is a maid in the same hotel

Name: Rang
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 22 January, 2016
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Rang lives with his father, mother, grandma and grandpa.
  • His mum isn’t working because she’s pregnant – the baby is due soon.
  • She has sold flowers in the past.
  • His father works as a motor bike taxi driver and sometimes sells flowers.

Name: Sandy/Saendee
Gender: Female
My Birthday is 4 September, 2015.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Sandy lives with her mother and father.
  • Her father has a motor bike taxi. He also sells flowers for special Buddhist days.
  • Her mother also sells flowers.
  • They rent a small room about 5 minutes from Hand to Hand.
  • Sandy used to live with her grandma in the countryside but she had to find work. This meant Sandy had to move to live with her parents.
  • In class she works really well and is making very good progress in all areas of her work.

Name: Sam
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 15 January, 2014
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • Sam lives with his grandma, step-grandpa, auntie, uncle and a cousin. This makes 6 people in two small rooms.
  • They don’t know who his father is.
  • His mum left him as a baby and doesn’t send any support or see him.
  • Grandma is looking for a job and step-grandpa is a maintenance man in Pattaya.

Name: Sony
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 12 June, 2013.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Sony is from Pakistan.
  • The family is supported by the United Nations.
  • He lives in Pattaya with his family.
  • Sony has a twin brother called Mony.

Name: TaTa
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 9 May, 2015
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • TaTa lives with an auntie who looks after her. She is not her real auntie.
  • In 2015, soon after she was born, the mum left her with the auntie and never returned.
  • The auntie has no job because she’s disabled. When she was younger her right foot was amputated after an accident.
  • The auntie’s husband cannot work very hard because he has a back problem.
  • Grandma is a Christian and they love and take great care of Tata.

Name: Ton-Khaw
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 10 October, 2015
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family Situation:

  • He lives with his father, mother and younger sister.
  • His father works as a motor bike taxi. He also sells flowers for Buddhist festivals.
  • Ton-Khaw’s mum doesn’t work because she looks after the two children.
  • Now that he is at Hand to Hand she is looking for a job in a shop.

Name: Toto
Gender:
Male
My birthday is 22 January, 2014.
School:
Hand to Hand Pre-school
Family situation:

  • Toto’s mother sells second hand clothes at the market.
  • Toto’s father an Egyptian. He is not working right now. He used to run a business but cheated to bankruptcy. Because of visa, he has to fly back and forth to Egypt every 3 months.
  • His mother wants him to come to Hand to Hand because she wants him to have friends and knowledge.