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: Grade 1
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!


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Name: Ant
Gender: Female
Grade: KG 3
Born: 2008
School: Jutawat 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: Pre School
Born: 2013
School: Tessabarn Tarkarm
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.

 

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 Name: April                                                                                                                                      Gender: Male                                                                                                                 Born: 2007                                                                                                                                   Grade: 1                                                                                                                              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: 7                                                                                                                              School : Toong Suta                                                                                                            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: Grade 5
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.

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Name: Biteuy
Gender: Female
Born: 2007
Grade: Grade 1
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: Grade 4
School: Nong Jub Dow
Family Situation:

  • Chompu has a little brother who is 4 months old.
  • The father has left the family.
  • The family has suffered severe domestic abuse.

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Name: Cream
Gender: Female
Born: 2000
Grade: Grade 7
School: School Number 6
Family Situation:
• Cream lives with her mom and grandma. Her mother works as a cleaner.
• Her father left and he is not Thai.
• Every week she goes to church.


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Name: Donut
Gender: Male
Born: 2007
Grade: Grade 2
School: School Number 8
Family Situation:

  • Donut has a younger brother who attends Hand to Hand preschool. They live in Pattaya in a rented room with their mother.
  • They pay 3000 Baht (about $85) per month for rent and utilities.
  • His mother earns 300 Baht ($9.00) per day working at a beauty salon.

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Name: Dor Lep
Gender: Male
Born: 1997
Grade: Vocational School 5th year
School: Technical Sattahip, Computer for Business
Family Situation:

  • Dor Lep has lived with his grandmother since he was 3 months old.
  • His father died from alcoholism and his mother died from malaria.
  • Dor Lep’s grandmother is 85 years old and has diabetes and kidney problems.

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Name: Doson
Gender: Male
Born: 2009
Grade: Grade 1
School: School Number 8
Family Situation

  • Doson lives in Pattaya in a rented room with his mother.
  • They pay 3000 Baht (about $85) per month for rent and utilities.
  • His mother earns 300 Baht ($9.00) per day working at a beauty salon.

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Name: Duy
Gender: Male
Grade: Grade 1
Born: 2009
School: Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Duy has learning difficulties.
  • 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: Fern
Gender: Female
Born: 2001
Grade: Grade 3
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:
• Fern lives in the Wat Tum slum.
• Her mother deserted the family and she is being cared for by her dad who is a    construction worker. He also collects garbage as sometimes there is no construction  work available.
• There are 4 people who live in her house.


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  Name: Fern

Gender: Female

Born :

Grade: 1

School: Watboonsampan School                                                                                      Family Situation:

  • Fern lives with her aunty and cousin in the Khao Talo slum.
  • The aunty does not receive any money and she supports the family on the small amount of money that she earns each month.
  • Aunty has HIV and she is often unwell.

 


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Name: Flook
Gender: Male
Born: October, 2004
Grade: Grade 6
School:Number 2
Family Situation:

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

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Name: Fluk
Gender: Male
Born: 2007
Grade: Grade 4
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.
  • Mum works in a department store as a shelf stacker.

 


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Name: Folk
Gender: Male
Born: 2004
Grade: Grade 5
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.

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Name: Frank
Gender: Male
Born: February, 2005
Grade: 6
School: Watboonsampan
Family Situation

  • Frank 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.
  • Mum works in a department store as a shelf stacker.

 


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Name: Gamlai
Gender: Female
Born: 2006
Grade: Grade 3
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.
  • On the weekends and holidays she stays with a mushroom farmer and his wife.
  • 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: Ganyarat
Gender: Female
Born: 2008
Grade: Grade 3
School: Pattaya
Family Situation:

  • Ganyarat is comes from a poor family living in the slums behind a school.
  • The teacher noticed that the children were not attending school due to lack of finances.
  • The head of school number 7 contacted Hand to Hand for assistance to help Ganyarat and other to attend school.


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Name:Geng                                                                                                                           Gender: Male
Born: June 2009
Grade: 1
School: 8
Family Situation:

  • Geng is from Myanmar. He has attended Hand to Hand preschool.
  • He lives with mother, father, and one younger sibling in Gohpai slum.
  • He loves to come back to Hand to hand every Saturday.


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Name: Goh
Gender: Female
Born: 2007
Grade: Grade 2
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: Grace
Gender: Female
Born: August, 2010
Grade: 1
School: Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Grace lives in Pattaya with my parents.
  • My mum works at Hand to Hand Foundation.
  • My dad works in a factory in Bowwin.

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Name: Guitar
Gender: Female
Born: September, 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 whenever she can.
  • She is studying in Bangkok.

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Name: Ing
Gender: Female
Born: 2009
Grade: KG 2
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: Janya
Gender: Female
Born: 2003
Grade: Grade 8
School: Hua Yai
Family Situation:

  • Janya and her mother and brother 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.
  • Hand to Hand assist the family with food and shelter.

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Name: Jong Ruk
Gender: Male
Born: September 2010
Grade: Grade 1
School: School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Jong Ruk and his older brother live with his grandmother.
  • The house is small and 14 people live together.
  • His mother works at a school some distance away from home and can only visit 2-3 times each week

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Name: Kanoon
Gender: Male
Born: 2005
Grade: Grade 3
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:
• Kanoon lives with his mother and older brother. 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.


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Name: Keaw
Gender: Female
Born: January 2005
Grade: 3
School: School #6
Family situation:

• Keaw lives with her mum and dad

• Mum is Cambodian
• Mum works in construction and earn about 6,250 B per month


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Name: Kip
Gender: Female
Born: 2000
Grade: Vocational School
School:  Vocational School
Family Situation:
• Kip lives in the Wat Tum slum with her family.
• 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.


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Name: Kookik
Gender: Female
Born: 2004
Grade: Grade 4
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:
. Kookik lives in the Wat Tum slum with her family.
• 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:  2006
Grade: Grade 5
School: Watmai Nern Payom
Family Situation:

  • Kuwai 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 Kuwai and 3 other children in one small room.

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Name: Luking
Gender: Male
Born: 2000
Grade: Grade 2
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.

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Name: Mile
Gender: Female
Born: August 1997
Grade: Year 2
School: Udontani University, Chinese Language
Family Situation:

  • 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: Makara
Gender: Female
Born: 2000
Grade: Grade 7
School: Adult School
Family Situation:

  • Makara comes from a very poor family.
  • No one in her family has graduated school.
  • Although she is 17 she has only completed Grade 6 due to the lack of finances to go to school.

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Name: Mook
Gender: Female
Born: 2009
Grade: Grade 1
School: School #7
Family situation:
• Mook lives with her mum and dad in the Goh Pai slum.
• She has a big sister called Ploy.
• Her dad is a truck driver and her mum makes flower garlands.


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Name: Nai
Gender: Male
Born: 2003
Grade: Grade 5
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:
• Nai lives with his mother and older brother. His father left the family when he was a still a baby with no possessions or money. He has a brother Kanoon.
• 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.


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Name: Nanny
Gender: Female
Born: March 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: Neung
Gender: Female
Born: 2004
Grade: Grade 7
School: Watboonsamphan
Family Situation:

  • Neung lives with her grandmother at Kaotalo 8 slum.
  • 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. She lives with both grandparents and another relative.

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Name: Nicha
Gender: Female
Born: January 2010
Grade: Grade 2
School: School Number 8
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: Note
Gender:Male
Born: January 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: Nuk
Gender: Female
Born: 2003
Grade: Grade 6                                                                                                     School: Ratpracha 33 School
Family Situation:

  • Nuk has suffered terrible abuse from her family and has been rescued.
  • 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 Nuk 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: 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: July 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: July 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: November 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.

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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!


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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!


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Name: Pleng
Gender: Female
Born: September 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: September 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: August 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: August 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: June 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: Siriwan
Gender: Female
Born: 2002
Grade: Grade 7
School: Adult School
Family Situation:

  • Siriwan she stopped attending school many years ago so that she could earn money for the family.
  • Her plight was brought to Hand to hand by the government social welfare department.
  • A scholarship means that she can fulfill her dream of completing school.

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

  • Sontorn 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: July 2013
Grade: KG
School: Deaf school
Family Situation:

  • Somchai is completely deaf.
  • His older brother goes to Thai school on scholarship.
  • Because the family are 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: July 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: Wipada

Gender: Female

Born: 1999

Grade : 7

School : Adult school

Family Situation:

  • Wipada’s mother and father are divorced and she went to live with her father for many years.
  • Later the mother returned to Thailand and went to get her daughter back.
  • It is her dream to complete her education.

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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.