Scholarship Kids

Sponsor a child and send him/her to school!

Scroll down to see 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.

Scholarship costs

10,500 baht per year   (grades KG1 – KG3)

3000 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month
(food and transport x 10 months)


11,500 baht per year   (grade 1)

4000 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month


11,000 baht per year   (grades 2 – 6)

3500 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month


11,750 baht per year   (grades 7 + 8)

4250 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month


12,000 baht per year   (grades 9 + 10)

4500 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month


14,000 baht per year   (grades 11 + 12)

6500 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month


15,000 baht per year   (vocational school)

7500 baht for uniform and books per year + 750 per month

The cost of Grade 1 is more due to the extra materials that are required to start school.

The cost of KG has risen due to the fact that the schools will provide the children with milk or a snack mid morning.

Other grades have risen in cost due to inflation.


Our Scholarship Kids

Below is a list of the kids that are currently enrolled in  various local Thai government schools in Pattaya.


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Name: Al
Gender: Female
Grade:  5
Born: 2007
School: Nern Pakwan School
Family Situation:

  • Al lives with her grandma and grandpa because mum and dad can’t take care of her.
  • She has a little sister called Ant.
  • She really wants to study at school.

Name: Ant
Gender: Female
Grade:  3
Born: 2008
School: Bannernprapwan School
Family Situation:

  • Ant lives with her grandma and grandpa because mum and dad can’t take care of her.
  • She has a older sister called Al.
  • She really wants to go to school.

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Name: Apple
Gender: Female
Grade: KG 2
Born: 2013
School: Tessabarn Tarkarm School
Family Situation:

  • Apple was removed from the care of her parents.
  • She lives approximately 2 hours from Pattaya.
  • She lives with her grandma and grandpa because her father has passed away and her mother has very ill health.

Name: April
Gender: Male
Born: 2007
Grade: Grade 2
School: Ratprachanukra 33
Family Situation:

  • April has 1 older brother and 1 older sister. He also has 1 younger brother.
  • He lives with his grandma, and younger brother.
  • His father is a construction worker, however he is an alcoholic and he is often absent from the worksite. This has caused him to loose many jobs.

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Name: Bell
Gender: Male
Born: 2004
Grade: 8
School : Toong Sukha
Family Situation:

  • Bell has lived with his grandmother since he was born.
  • His mother and father have been divorced for many years. The whereabouts of the father is unknown.
  • The grandma takes care of Bell and 3 other children in one small room.

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Name: Bend
Gender: Female
Born: 2001
Grade: 10
School: School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Bend lives together with her sister Biem and cousin Tang.
  • Her father is in jail and her mom ran away. Her grandfather takes care of her.
  • They have built their own home on a piece of land, but the owner of the land has decided to sell it! They need to move urgently.

Name: Biteuy
Gender: Female
Born: 2007
Grade: 5
School: School No. 6
Family Situation:

  • Biteuy lives with her mum, aunty, cousin and sister in the Wat Tum slum community.
  • Her mum is a prostitute.
  • Biteuy is at risk of being trafficked.

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Name: Chompu
Gender: Female
Born: 2007
Grade: 5
School: Wadnongjabtao
Family Situation:

  • The father has left the family.
  • The family has suffered severe domestic abuse.
  • Chompu lives with her mother and younger siblings. They rent a small room.
  • Her mother is not working at this time. She occasionally earns pocket money by helping at the temple.

Name: Chok
Gender: Male
Born: 2009
Grade: 1
School: Nakhorn Phathom School for the Deafl
Family Situation:

  • Family Situation:
    • Chok lives at the school.
    • Chok has been deaf since birth.
    • Chok’s mother works as a cleaner at the Pattaya Deaf School

Name: Cream
Gender: Female
Born: 2000
Grade: Vocational School Year 2
School: Aksorn Pattaya College
Family Situation:

  • Cream lives with her mother and grandma. Her cousin has also moved in with them because her parents are no longer able to support her.
  • Cream’s mother has a job and supports the family the best she can.
  • Cream works part-time with Pattaya Slum Ministry to help her family.
  • Every week she goes to church.

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Name: Dalawan Narnporsee (Duan)
Gender: Female
Born: 2013
Grade: KG 2
School: Toong Glom Tan Man School
Family Situation

  • Duan lives with her mother and twin sister.
  • Her father is no longer in Dow’s life.
  • Mother is from Cambodia and is living here legally as she is the legal guardian of her children who are Thai.
  • Duan’s mother now has a job working as a cleaner. She has a regular income. Her boss arranges her work permit so that she can maintain her legal status in Thailand.
  • Duan’s mother has learned to drive a motorbike and can now bring her daughters to Hand to Hand Kids Club.

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Name: Dalalat Narnporsee (Dow)
Gender: Female
Born: 2013
Grade: KG 2
School: Toong Glom Tan Man School
Family Situation

  • Dow lives with her mother and twin sister.
  • Her father is no longer in Dow’s life.
  • Mother is from Cambodia and is living here legally as she is the legal guardian of her children who are Thai.
  • Duan’s mother now has a job working as a cleaner. She has a regular income. Her boss arranges her work permit so that she can maintain her legal status in Thailand.
  • Duan’s mother has learned to drive a motorbike and can now bring her daughters to Hand to Hand Kids Club.

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Name: Duy
Gender: Male
Grade: 2
Born: 2009
School: Number 7
Family Situation:

  • He’s very quiet and doesn’t talk much, but does excellent school work.
  • His father works at an ice shop as a delivery man and earns 380 Baht (about $11) per day and battles to support the family.
  • His mother stays home to take care of the children. They pay 3000 Baht per month for rent and utilities.

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Name: Fern
Gender: Female
Born : 2005
Grade: 8
School: Watboonsampan School
Family Situation:

  • Fern lives with her aunty and cousin in a small room which they rent.
  • Her mother came to visit from Malaysia. She cannot support Fern because she takes care of Fern’s younger brother and sister.
  • Aunty has a job as a cleaner at a hotel.
  • Aunty has HIV and she is often unwell.

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Name: Flook
Gender: Male
Born: 2004
Grade: 8
School:Number 2
Family Situation:

  • Flook lives with his mother and four siblings. His step father has left.
  • His mother works as a cleaner and also sells cleaning products.
  • When it rains, their house is often flooded.

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Name: Fluk
Gender: Male
Born: 5 January 2007
Grade: 5
School: Watboonsampan
Family Situation:

  • Fluk has 5 people in his family. He has 2 brothers and his mother and father both live with them.
  • Dad works in construction as a painter. His work is not permanent and he finds work whenever he can.
  • Fluk’s mother is no longer working.

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Name: Folk
Gender: Male
Born: 24 October 2004
Grade: 6
School: Pattaya School Number 1
Family Situation:

  •  Folk lives with his mother, step father, and 4 younger siblings.
  •  His mum works as a cleaner to try and provide for her 5 children.
  •  Folk’s siblings range in age from 3 to 12 years old.
  • Folk works hard and does well in school.

 

Name: Frank
Gender: Male
Born: 28 February 2005
Grade: 7
School: Watboonsampan
Family Situation

  • Frank has 5 people in his family. He has 2 brothers and his mother and father both live with them.
  • His father works in construction as a painter. The work is not permanent and he finds work whenever he can.
  • Mum works in a department store as a shelf packer.
  • They attend church services every week in their community.
  • Frank’s parents help Hand to Hand staff set up and clean up after these church services.
  • He is very diligent in everything he does including helping the younger students at Hand to Hand. He also helps his Mother do housework.
  • He does like to help when there is something that needs to be done.

Name: Gamlai
Gender: Female
Born: 29 September 2006
Grade: 7
School: Ratpracha 33 School
Family Situation:

  • Gamlai has no family that is able to care for her.
  • She attends a school in Nakorn Sawan which is about 7 hours from Pattaya where she lives with a house mum from the school.
  • If Gamlai was unable to attend this school and stay with the family, she would have to go into the care of an orphanage.
  • This arrangement enables her to have a family life.

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Name: Goh
Gender: Female
Born: 10 September 2007
Grade: 4
School: Ratpracha 33 School
Family Situation:

  • Goh has no family that is able to care for her.
  • She attends a school in Nakorn Sawan which is about 7 hours from Pattaya where she lives with a house mum from the school.
  • If Goh was unable to attend this school and stay with the family, she would have to go into the care of an orphanage.


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Name: Gong
Gender:
Born:
Grade:
School:
Family Situation:


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Name: Grace
Gender: Female
Born: 28 August 2010
Grade: 3
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Grace lives in Pattaya with her parents.
  • Her mum works at Hand to Hand Foundation.
  • Her dad works in a factory in Bowwin.
  • Grace has a new baby sister. She helps her mother take care of the baby.

Name: Guitar
Gender: Female
Born:  1998
Grade: Univerisity
School: Korat
Family Situation:

  • Guitar’s father left when she was a baby and now has a new family.
  • She likes to cook and loves to help her mum and sister.
  • There are 3 people that live in her house and the average monthly income is 6000 baht per month.

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Name: Guitar
Gender: Female
Born: 1996
Grade:  3rd year
School: University,
Family Situation:

  • Guitar is from a single parent family as her father died.
  • Her dream is become a social worker and she offers her time at Hand to Hand whenever she can.
  • She is studying in Bangkok.

Name: Ing
Gender: Female
Born: 18 September 2009
Grade: 4
School: Pattaya School Number 8

Family Situation:

  • Ing lives with her grandma, grandpa and mum.
  • My mum is a motorcycle taxi driver.
  • My dad has one leg and can’t work.

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Name: Jo
Gender: Male
Born: 26 May 1998
Grade: 1st year
School: Technical College
Family Situation:

  • Jo lives with his mother and younger brother Chok in Pattaya.
  • His father has left  does not care for the family on any way.
  • Jo has TB and he is studying to be an electrician. He has been allowed to be in school providing that he wears a mask at all times as TB is very contagious.
  • Jo’s mother did not have a job so the deaf school has given her to opportunity to be a cleaner so that she has enough money to feed her boys.

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Name: Jong Ruk
Gender: Male
Born: 20 September 2010
Grade: 2
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Jong Ruk and his older brother live with his grandmother.
  • Jongruk’s mother is now living back home with the family. She helps support her two sons.
  • Grandma is working as a motorbike taxi driver. Grandpa is unable to work.
  • Jongruk likes to play soccer, despite his asthma.
  • The house is small and 14 people live together.

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Name: Kanoon
Gender: Male
Born: 22 September 2005
Grade: 7
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • His father left the family when he was a still a baby with no possessions or money. He has a brother Nai.
  • His mum works at Hand to Hand.
  • There are 10 people living in his house. This is a combination of 3 different families that are living together.
  • Kanoon lives with his mother. His mother’s friend and son live with them in the same house.
  • He enjoys crafts and working with his hands.

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Name: Keaw
Gender: Female
Born: 20 January 2005
Grade: 7
School: Pattaya School 6
Family situation:

  • Keaw’s mother is now working with her father in construction and earn about 6,250 B per month.
  • Keaw’s niece still lives with her family and has started pre-school. Keaw helps take care of her after school.
  • Mum is Cambodian

 

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Name: Keng
Gender: Male
Born: 5 June 2009
Grade: 3
School: Pattaya School Number 8
Family situation:

  • Keng is from Myanmar. In the past he attended Hand to Hand preschool.
  • His mother works for a laundry.
  • The family has moved to live at the laundry.
  • He takes very good care of his younger brother Somchai, who is deaf.

Name: Kip
Gender: Female
Born: 2000
Grade: Year 3
School:  Vocational School
Family Situation:

  • Her mum and dad collect garbage and sell as recycling material. Sometimes they work at construction sites when there are jobs available.
  • Their monthly income ranges between 3000 baht – 5000 baht per month.
  • Kip and her family of five live in a room in government housing.
  • Kip studies in the morning and works part-time as a waitress in the afternoon.
  • Kip will start a two month internship this term, then resume classes.

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Name: Kookik
Gender: Female
Born: 4 March 2004
Grade: 8
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Kookik and her family of five have moved to a room in government housing.
  • Her mum and dad collect garbage and sell as recycling material. Sometimes they work at construction sites when there are jobs available.
  • Their monthly income ranges between 3000 baht – 5000 baht per month.
  • There are 4 people that live in her house.

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Name: Kuwai
Gender:
Male
Born:  5 June 2006
Grade: 6
School: Watmai Nern Payom
Family Situation:

  • Kuwai has lived with his grandmother since he was born.
  • Kuwai lives with his grandmother and twelve other family members.
  • His grandma works as a cleaner in a hospital. Her salary is low but she must support many grandchildren.
  • His grandpa cannot work because he has dementia.

Name: Luking
Gender: Male
Born: 5 September 2006
Grade: 6
School: Ratpracha 33 School
Family Situation

  • Luking has no family that is able to care for him.
  • He attends a school in Nakorn Sawan which is about 7 hours from Pattaya where he lives with a house mum from the school.
  • If Luking was unable to attend this school and stay with the family, she would have to go into the care of an orphanage.

Name: Mile
Gender: Female
Born: 3 August 1997
Grade: Year 3
School: Udontani University, Chinese Language
Family Situation:

  • Mile is now living alone.
  • During this school holiday, Mile has been working two jobs to save money to help pay her school fees.
  • Mile’s mum and dad are mushroom farmers.
  • They take care of underprivileged children on their farm on the weekends and holiday.
  • Mile likes to come home and help them with the children when she can.

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Name: Mook
Gender: Female
Born: 29 September 2009
Grade: 3
School: Pattaya School 7
Family situation:

  • Mook lives with her mum and dad.
  • Mook and her family have moved out of the slum and now live in a small house which they built on land which is rented by Hand to Hand for needy families.
  • She has a big sister called Ploy.
  • Her dad is a truck driver and her mum makes flower garlands.

Name: Namfon
Gender: Female
Born: 22 April 2005
Grade: 7
School: Ratprachanukrok School, Lopburi
Family Situation:

  • Her mother’s whereabouts are unknown and she has no contact with Namfon.
  • She was living with her father who was a worker on a farm in Lopburi.
  • The owner of the farm was very concerned that Nam Fon did not look well for a period of several months.
  • She currently boards at a school set up by King Rama IX.
  • When the school is closed for the holidays she stays with a farmer and his wife.
  • We recently went to visit her and she is very happy.
  • There are 6 other children who live in the same situation as her and they have become close like brothers and sisters.

Name: Neung
Gender: Female
Born: 13 September 2004
Grade: 8
School: Wat Bunsamphan School
Family Situation:

  • Neung lives with her grandmother in a room in a nearby area.
  • After school she helps her grandmother make flower garlands to sell.
  • They work three days per week and earn about 150 Baht ($5.00) per day.

Name: Natlatip Jermi (Neung)
Gender: Male
Born: 1 April 2006
Grade: 7
School: Pattaya Number 3 School
Family Situation:

  • Nueng has 5 people in his family, his mother father and 2 older sisters.
  • Neung’s aunt, uncle, and two cousins have moved into their house and live with Neung’s family. They have moved to Pattaya to look for work.
  • His dad is a construction worker and takes jobs whenever they are available. Sometimes between projects there can be several weeks without work and pay.
  • Nueng is a talented ballroom dancer and he learned this skill at school. Another organization was helping him to pursue his talent but unfortunately they have closed their doors and this has made it very difficult for him to continue.
  • He is talented and has won many awards so the teachers at the school are helping with the costs of dancing.

 

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Name: Nicha
Gender: Female
Born: 29 January 2010
Grade: 3
School: School Number 9
Family Situation:

  • Nicha is from Myanmar.
  • She lives with her mother, father, and younger brother.
  • Her father works at a shop that sells shirts. He earns 8000 Baht per month (about $70).

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Name: Nanny
Gender: Female
Born: 2010
Grade: Grade 1
School: School Number 8
Family Situation:

  • Nanny lives with her mother and older brother.
  • Her mother works by collecting garbage for recycling.
  • Her mother and brother live alone in a cousin’s rental home.

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Name: Note
Gender:Male
Born: 2008
Grade: 3
School: Number 8
Family Situation

  • Note lives with his mother and younger sister.
  • His mother works by collecting garbage for recycling.
  • His mother and brother live alone in a cousin’s rental home.

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Name: O-Meen
Gender: Female
Born: 1997
Grade: Year 1
School: Rachamonkonpranakonneua, Food Business
Family Situation:

  • O-Meen lives in Bangkok where she attends university.
  • She comes from a single parent family.
  • She has won many awards for her flower arranging.

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Name: Oi
Gender: Male
Born: 2005
Grade: Grade 4
School: Nern Pakwan School
Family Situation:

  • Oi lives with his grandma.
  • His father is a drunk and he left.
  • Mom has a new family where she lives, with new kids and she doesn’t care about Oi anymore.

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Name: Pak
Gender: Male
Born: 2004
Grade: 7
School: Number 4
Family Situation:

  • Pak is in the care of his grandma who cleans at a local hotel.
  • There are 5 people in his family. He lives with grandma and three cousins.
  • He lives in Nong Khet Yai which is outside the city limits.

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Name: Pakkard
Gender: Female
Born: 2010
Grade: Grade 1
School: School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Pakkard lives with her mother, father and other family members in one room home.
  • Her father does not have a main job but works for others doing simple work.
  • Her mother does not work because she takes care of the smaller children.

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Name: Pan
Gender: Female
Born: 2011
Grade: KG 1
School: Deaf School
Family Situation:

  • Pan lives with her mother, her stepfather and her sister in one of the Pattaya slums. Pan’s father does not contribute to the care of either Pan or her older sister.
  • Pan is hearing impaired and attends a special school. The family all live in one room.
  • Her mom makes flower garlands and sells them to the street sellers.  She earns about 150 Baht per day.

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Name: Pinky
Gender:
Female
Born:  2008
Grade: Grade 3
School: Pattaya Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Pinky lives with her mother as her parents have been separated since her birth.
  • Her mother works as a cleaner and odd jobs whenever she can find jobs to do.
  • Her father never supports them and no one knows where he lives.

Name: Phoom
Gender: Male
Born: 2003
Grade: Grade 7
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Phoom lives with his mom and aunty, as well as with his sister, brother and two cousins.
  • His mom works hard for very little income.
  • He loves to play with all the boys at Hand to Hand!

Name: Plai
Gender: Male
Born: 2000
Grade: Mechanics
School: Vocational School
Family Situation:

  • Plai’s father received serious back injuries in a construction accident when a cement truck ran over him and has been unable to work since
  • The compensation payout was only enough to support the family for a few months.
  • Plai had to leave school so that he could find a job to provide for the family.

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Name: Ple
Gender: Female
Born: 2004
Grade: Grade 5
School: Pattaya School Number 8
Family Situation:

  • Ple has a mum and dad that love her very much. She lives in an extended family situation with her grandparents as well.
  • Ple went to a Thai school 2 years ago to attend KG. After several months her parents were encouraged to pull her out of the school as it was perceived that she was not capable of learning. Out of desperation her parents brought her to the Hand to Hand preschool where God healed her and she began to learn. At the end of last year she was first in the academic ratings for her entire grade. The teachers, neighbours family and friends have all asked how this transformation happened. Her parents give all the glory to God!

Name: Pleng
Gender: Female
Born: 2010
Grade: Grade 1
School: School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Pleng’s mother works as maid.
  • Her father recently left the family to live with another woman. He took all of their possessions with him.
  • Pleng has a little sister and a baby brother who is a few weeks old.

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Name: Plewa
Gender: Female
Born: 2010
Grade: Grade 1
School: Pattaya Nong Khet Ya
Family Situation:

  • Plewa lives with her dad and sister in Nong Khet Yai slum.
  • Her dad is a road construction worker.
  • Sometimes there is no work for him and he is unable to provide for his two children.

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Name: Ploy
Gender: Female
Born: 2008
Grade: Grade 2
School: School #7
Family Situation:

  • Ploy’s mum and dad live together in the Goh Pai slum.
  • She has a little sister called Mook.
  • Her dad is a truck driver.

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Name: Ploy
Gender: Female
Grade: 12
Born: 1999
School: Chonburi
Family Situation:

  • Ploy’s father received serious back injuries in a construction accident when a cement truck ran over him and has been unable to work since
  • The compensation payout was only enough to support the family for a few months.
  • Ploy had to leave school so that she could find a job to provide for the family.

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Name: Pop
Gender: Female
Born: 2000
Grade: Year 2
School: Vocational School
Family Situation:

  • Pop lives with her mother in a ‘single mother project’ facility.
  • She earns 5000 baht a month by making Thai sweets.
  • Her room costs 2100 baht.

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Name: Rampa
Gender: Female
Born: 2006
Grade: Grade 5
School: Rachprachanucro 33
Family Situation:

  • Rampa’s dad is dead and her mother is in jail.
  • She has a sister who is in a special care orphanage as she has severe physical disabilities.
  • She attends a school in Nakorn Sawan which is about 7 hours from Pattaya where she lives with a house mum from the school.

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Name: Safe
Gender: Male
Born: 2002
Grade: Grade 8
School: Ratpracha 33
Family Situation:

  • Safe’s father died many years ago.
  • Safe has no family that is able to care for him.
  • He attends a school in Nakorn Sawan which is about 7 hours from Pattaya where he lives with a house mum from the school.

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Name: Sammy
Gender: Male
Born: 2010
Grade: 1
School: Isaan
Family Situation:

  • Sammy is living with his grandfather  and step grandmother in Isaan about 7 hours from Pattaya.
  • His parents are divorced and their was a custody battle for him.
  • He is thriving in his new home.

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Name: Satang
Gender: Male
Born: 2008
Grade: 2
School: Nong prue
Family Situation:

  • Satang’s mum is a tour guide and she left him with the grandma soon after birth. She has not returned since this day or sent any support to assist the grandma.
  • They both live with another single mum who has 4 of her own children in a small room.
  • The grandma and single mum take turns to care for all of the children

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Name: Sintorn
Gender: Male
Born: 2009
Grade:  2
School: School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Sintom and his mother and sister became homeless after an abusive father banished them from the house.
  • With no where to go they were squatting behind a local school.
  • With the help of hand to hand mum has a cleaning job that pays 6000 baht per month.

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Name: Somchai
Gender: Male
Born: 2013
Grade: KG
School: Deaf school
Family Situation:

  • Somchai is completely deaf.
  • His older brother goes to Thai school on scholarship.
  • Because the family is Burmese, there is no government assistance available to them.

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Name: Anusorn Tabun (Tan)
Born: 2008
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Grade: 2
Family Situation:

  • Tan attended preschool at Hand to Hand.
  • He lives with his mother, father, and two younger brothers. His father works at an ice shop as a delivery man and earns 380 Baht (about $11) per day.
  • His mother stays home to take care of the children. They pay 3000 Baht per month for rent and utilities.

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Name: Tanya
Gender: Female
Grade: Grade 4
Born: 2004
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Tanya lives with her grandma because mum can’t take care of her.
  • Her grandma earns 4000 baht a month.
  • Grandma has to pay 2850 baht for her house.

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Name: Thomas
Gender: Male
Born: 2006
Grade: 6
School: Nong Bua Lampoo
Family Situation:

  • Thomas lives with his grandma in Nong Bua Lampoo which is a rural village about 12 hours drive from Pattaya.
  • We do not know where his dad is. He left shortly after Thomas was born.
  • His mum works as a massage therapist and cleaner.

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Name: Weaw
Gender: Female
Born: 2007
Grade: 1
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Weaw lives with an old neighbour of her mum and his wife.
  • The man who cares for her is a motorbike taxi driver.
  • His wife works in a massage parlour.

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Name: Wiworn
Gender: Female
Born: 2005
Grade: Grade 6
School: School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Wiworn lives with her family in the slums of Pattaya.
  • Neighbours were so concerned about the conditions that the children were living in, that they called the social welfare officers.
  • Hand to Hand is assisting with food, clothing, accommodation and education. Without this assistance the parents would have no option but to place her in the care of an orphanage.