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: Adam
Gender: Male
Grade:  KG1
Born: 4 December 2013
School: Kaehatchumchon Latkrabang School
Family Situation:

  • Adam lives with his mother, stepfather, his other grandmother, and his younger brother in Bangkok.
  • Adam’s maternal grandmother is on staff at Hand to Hand and takes care of Adam in Pattaya.
  • Adam is a very good student.

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Name: Al
Gender: Female
Grade:  5
Born: 4 July 2007
School: Nern Pakwan School
Family Situation:

  • Al lives with her grandma and grandpa because mum and dad can’t take care of her.
  • Her father has a job and pays our rent but does not earn enough money to support the family.
  • She has a little sister called Ant.
  • She really wants to study at school.

Name: Ant
Gender: Female
Grade:  4
Born: 14 May 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: 22 July 2013
School: Tessabarn Tarkarm School
Family Situation:

  • Apple’s older sister now lives with her and her grandparents.
  • The family now receives 4000 Baht per month for support, in addition to Apple’s scholarship.
  • Apple is a very good student and likes to help her teacher.
  • She is now happy living with her grandparents and sister.

Name: April
Gender: Male
Born: 19 April 2007
Grade: 1
School: Ratprachanukra 33
Family Situation:

  • April now lives at his school. (It is a boarding school.)
  • He studies adequately at school.
  • During school breaks, he enjoys working and playing with other children on a farm.
  • 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: Bas
Gender: Male
Born: 5 March 2004
Grade: 8
School : Watsutthawat
Family Situation:

  • Bas lives with his grandmother who is 80 years old.
  • His father has died.
  • He has no contact with his mum and doesn’t know where she is.
  • Grandma has diabetes and high blood pressure so she cannot work.

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Name: Bell
Gender: Male
Born: 16 June 2004
Grade: 8
School : Toong Sukha
Family Situation:

  • Bell still 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.

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Name: Bend
Gender: Female
Born: 13 September 2001
Grade: Year 1
School: Vocational School PBAC – Marketing
Family Situation:

  • Bend lives only with her grandma and grandpa. Her older sister and cousin have moved out and support themselves.
  • They rent a small room.
  • Her grandpa works as a gardener for a hotel.
  • Her grandma has just started to work again after being sick for the past six months. She is a dishwasher.

Name: Biteuy
Gender: Female
Born: 14 March 2007
Grade: 5
School: School No. 6
Family Situation:

  • Biteuy lives with her mother, grandma, and cousin.
  • Her grandma sells food in front of their room. She is no longer able to work as a cleaner.
  • Her mother works in a bar but business is slow.
  • They make very little money and struggle to feed the family.

Name: Bok
Gender: Male
Born: 9 June 1992
Grade: Vocational Year 5 – Marketing
School: Technical College
Family Situation:

  • Bok lives with his mother and grandfather.
  • His mother is paralysed on her left side so is unable to work.
  • His grandpa is a mechanic.
  • Bok studies part time, one day a week, on Sunday. He has to work the other 6 days to support himself through his studies.

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Name: Chompu
Gender: Female
Born: 25 August 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: 10 February 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: 12 April 2000
Grade:  Vocational School – Year 2 – Marketing
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.

Name: Dear
Gender: Male
Born: 24 November 2012
Grade:  Kg 3
School:  Kindergarten Ban Chang
Family Situation:

  • Dear and his brother now live with their grandparents in the south of Thailand.
  • Hand to Hand staff members have met with his father. He is not able to care for his sons at this time.
  • Hand to Hand has found sponsors to pay for the construction of an additional room so that Dear and his brother are able to live with their grandparents.
  • Dear is happy living with his grandparents.

Name: Dew
Gender: Male
Born: 24 November 2012
Grade:  Kg 3
School:  Kindergarten Ban Chang
Family Situation:

  • Dew and his brother now live with their grandparents in the south of Thailand.
  • Hand to Hand staff members have met with Dew’s father. He is not able to care for his sons at this time.
  • Hand to Hand has found sponsors to pay for the construction of an additional room so that Dew and his brother are able to live with their grandparents.

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Name: Dalawan Narnporsee (Duan)
Gender: Female
Born: 13 November 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: 13 November 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.
  • Dow’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.
  • Dow’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: 16 June 2009
School: Pattaya 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 : 5 December 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: Film
Gender: Female
Born : 6 August 2010
Grade: 1
School: Watsawang Arom
Family Situation:

  • Film lives with her grandparents and a cousin.
  • Her mother has another boyfriend and doesn’t take care of Film.
  • She sends no support for Film.
  • She has three siblings, one is in jail and two live with her mum.

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Name: Flook
Gender: Male
Born: 24 October 2004
Grade: 8
School: Pattaya SchoolNumber 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.

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Name: Four
Gender: Male
Born: 21 November 2003
Grade: 9
School: Pattaya School Number 4
Family Situation:

  • His father left the family when he was 2 years old.
  • His mother left last year. We are not exactly sure where she is.
  • He currently live with his grandmother.
  • He enjoys manual tasks such as cutting the grass and attending to gardens

 

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.
  • 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.
  • Gamlai’s mother has contacted Hand to Hand to ask about her daughters. She has on occasion given her daughters a small amount of money through Hand to Hand.

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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: Male
Born: 25 September 2002
Grade: 10
School: Pothisampan School
Family Situation:

  • Gong lives with his mum, dad and older sister.
  • Gong’s mother now has a job working in a department store.
  • His father is a drinking water delivery man.
  • He struggled at school in grade 9 and had to work very hard to pass and move up to grade 10.

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Name: Grace
Gender: Female
Born: 28 August 2010
Grade: 2
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:  28 September 1998
Grade: Year 3
School: Technology RachamonkonIsan – Business Communication
Family Situation:

  • Guitar lives in a dormitory at university.
  • When she is not too busy, she comes home on weekends to help her mom with her bakery business.
  • During holidays, she helps with work on the computer at Hand to Hand.
  • 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: 3 September 1995
Grade:  3rd year
School: Huachiow University – Social Work
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.

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Name: Jo
Gender: Male
Born: 26 May 1998
Grade: Year 5
School: Technical College – Electric Engineer
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:

  • 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, he 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.

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Name: Nai
Gender: Male
Born: 9 June 2003
Grade: 9
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family situation:

  • Nai lives with his mother and younger brother. They also live with extended family; in total there are 9 people living in the house.

    • His mum works as a teaching assistant. She is Christian and serves God.

    • • He likes to play soccer.

    He is at the top of his class in academics.

    •He likes playing computer games and he is very good with technology.


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: Namfon
Gender: Female
Born: 2 January 2003
Grade: 8
School: Pattaya School Number 8
Family Situation:

  • Nam Fon lives with her mother in a small room which they rent.
  • Her father died many years ago.
  • Her mother works at Hand to Hand.
  • Nam Fon is very creative with crafts.

Name: Nanny
Gender: Female
Born: 17 March 2010
Grade: 2
School: Wat Bunsamphan School
Family Situation:

  • Nanny lives with her mother and older brother.
  • Her brother is on a scholarship to go to Thai school.
  • She does have another brother who lives with her grandfather.
  • Her mother works by collecting garbage for recycling.
  • In return for free rent, the family takes care of her cousin’s rental property.

 

Name: Neuy
Gender: Female
Born: 5 January 2010
Grade: 2
School: Ratprachanokro 33 School
Family Situation:

  • Neuy lives with her mother, grandparents, and four siblings.
  • Her mother has mental health issues. She sometimes disappears for many days and is unable to support her family.
  • Her grandmother is taking care of the children. She is unable to work. Her grandfather has a job but his income is not enough to support the family.
  • Neuy and two siblings are being placed in a boarding school.

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: Pattaya 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: Night
Gender: Male
Born: 13 February 2012
Grade: KG3
School: Nakorn Sawan
Family Situation:


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Name: Note
Gender:Male
Born: 11 January 2008
Grade: 4
School: Pattaya 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.

Name: O-Meen
Gender: Female
Born: 29 June 1997
Grade: Year 3
School: Rachamonkonpranakonneua, Food Business
Family Situation:

  • O-Meen lives in Bangkok where she attends university.
  • She comes from a single parent family.
  • Her creative skills have improved over the year
  • She has won many awards for her flower arranging.

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Name: Oi
Gender: Male
Born: 25 October 2005
Grade: 6
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: 21 July 2004
Grade: 8
School: Pattaya 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: 21 July 2010
Grade: 2
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Pakkard lives with her mother, father and other family members in one room home.
  • Pakkard’s father now has a job selling food.
  • Her mother does not work because she takes care of the smaller children.

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Name: Pan
Gender: Female
Born: 13 November 2011
Grade: KG 2
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.
  • Mom also makes food which she sells in front of the room.

 

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Name: Peanut
Gender: Male
Born: 2 February 2011
Grade: 1
School: Ratprachanukrok School 33
Family Situation:

  • After Peanut was born his mother suffered with a mental disorder perhaps post natal depression.
  • But Peanut did not remain with his mother as she was unable to care for him
  • Through his sponsorship at Hand to Hand we are able to send him to a boarding school. This will allow him to live in a safe place.

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Name: Pinky
Gender:
Female
Born:  2 My 2008
Grade: 4
School: Pattaya Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Her mother became pregnant so Pinky has a younger sibling.
  • Pinky no longer lives with her mum.
  • She now lives with her grandparents and one cousin. Grandma isn’t working but just taking care of the family living with her.
  • Pinky’s mum sends money to support her.
  • Her father never supports them and no one knows where he lives.
  • She was one of the very first student in our preschool program 7 years ago.

Name: Phoom
Gender: Male
Born: 28 June 2003
School: Aksorn College – Car Mechanics

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 has a kind heart and helps at Hand to Hand with games for the younger children.


Name: Plai
Gender: Male
Born: 30 June 2000
School: Vocational School – Mechanics

Family Situation:

  • His father is now able to work and has a job driving a delivery truck.
  • His mother also works as a cleaner.
  • During his holidays Plai has a part time job at a gas station.

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Name: Ple
Gender: Female
Born: 2 February 2004
Grade: 8
School: Pattaya School Number 11
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’s mum has just broken her arm so is unable to work for several months.
  • Ple continues to work hard and is a very good student.

Name: Pleng
Gender: Female
Born: 27 September 2010
Grade: 2
School: Watboonsampan School
Family Situation:

  • Her father has returned to the family and has a job. He is able to pay the bills.
  • Pleng’s mother also has a job selling second hand goods.
  • Pleng is a very good helpful student.

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Name: Plewa
Gender: Female
Born: 21 June 2010
Grade: 3
School: Watbunsamphan School
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.
  • Her mum now sells food in front of her room.
  • She is a helpful thoughtful girl and takes care of her sister.

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Name: Ploy
Gender: Female
Born: 29 March 2008
Grade: 4
School: Pattaya School 7
Family Situation:

  • Ploy 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 little sister called Mook.
  • Her dad is a truck driver.

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Name: Ploy
Gender: Female
Grade: University 1st year
Born: 2 October 1999
School: Burapha University – Chinese Language
Family Situation:

  • Her father is now able to work and has a job driving a delivery truck.
  • Her mother also works as a cleaner.
  • During her holidays Ploy has a part time job at Makro.
  • This year she will begin university and will be studying Chinese Language.

 

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Name: Paul
Gender: Male
Grade: 1
Born: 13 September 2011
School: Pattaya School Number 1
Family Situation:

  • Poo lives in Pattaya with his father and grandmother.
  • His father attended a training course in Bangkok where he leant about mending computer problems. He was sponsored by Hand to Hand.
  • His father now rents a place where he is able to mend computers.
  • Pooh is a good student.

 

 

Name: Paul/Pleng
Gender: Female
Born: 27 September 2010
Grade: 2
School: Watboonsampan
Family Situation:

    • Her father has returned to the family and has a job. He is able to pay the bills.
    • Pleng’s mother also has a job selling second hand goods.
    • Pleng is a very good helpful student

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Name: Pop
Gender: Female
Born: 19 December 2000
Grade: Year 3
School: Vocational School – Accounting
Family Situation:

  • Pop lives with her mother in a ‘single mother project’ facility.
  • She earns 5000 baht a month by making Thai sweets and food which she sells at the market.
  • Her room costs 2100 baht.

 

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Name: Por
Gender: Male
Born: 30 June 2002
Grade: 10
School: Supanburi – Seerajan Maytee Ramuk
Family Situation:

  • Por does not live in Pattaya. He lives in Supanburi which is approximately a 5 hours drive.
  • He lives with his grandmother. She works as a laborer removing grass and weeds from public areas.
  • His mother died when a car hit her.
  • On the weekends and holiday Por also works cutting grass to support the family.
  • The government child protection officers asked Hand to hand to assist with this family.

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Name: Rampa
Gender: Female
Born: 8 September 2006
Grade: 6
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.
  • She’s a hard working student. She sees problems and works until she is able to solve them.
  • She helps her friends and teachers

 

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Name: Ruangkow
Gender: Female
Born: 8 December 2011
Grade: 1
School:
Family Situation:

  • Ruangkhaow lives in Gho Pai slum with her mother, step father and grandmother.
  • Her family circumstances are difficult.
  • Ruangkhaow’s real father is no longer in her life.
  • Her step father brings her to school every morning.

 

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Name: Safe
Gender: Male
Born: 17 August 2002
Grade: 9
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.
  • He volunteers during his school break at a home for HIV positive folk whose families have thrown them out.
  • He has a part time job in a garage to earn a bit of money.

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Name: Satang
Gender: Male
Born: 9 June 2008
Grade: 4
School: Nong Prue School
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.
  • Grandma now has a job cleaning dishes in a small restaurant.
  • He’s making moderate progress in school.

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Name: Somchai
Gender: Male
Born: 3 July 2013
Grade: KG 1
School: Anuban Sot Pattana (Special School for the deaf in Pattaya)
Family Situation:

  • Somchai is completely deaf.
  • Somchai is able to do sign language in Thai.
  • Because the family is Burmese, there is no government assistance available to them.
  • They run a small laundry where they live.

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Name: Anusorn Tabun (Tan)
Born: 3 February 2008
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Grade: 3
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.
  • The teacher at his Thai school says his school work is average but he is always making progresses.

 

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Name: Tanwa
Born:
School:
Grade:
Family Situation:


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Name: Tanya
Gender: Female
Grade: 8
Born: 17 August 2004
School: Pattaya School Number 6
Family Situation:

  • Tanya lives with her two grandmas because mum can’t take care of her.
  • Her grandma earns 4000 baht a month.
  • Grandma has to pay 2850 baht for her house.
  • Her grandma sells food in front of their room. She is no longer able to work as a cleaner. Her other grandma still works in a bar but business is slow.

 

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Name: Taptim
Gender: Female
Born: 6 October 2006
Grade: 6
School: Ratprachanokro 33 School
Family Situation:

  • Taptim lives with her mother, grandparents, and four siblings.
  • Her mother has mental health issues. She sometimes disappears for many days and is unable to support her family.
  • Her grandmother is taking care of the children. She is unable to work. Her grandfather has a job but his income is not enough to support the family.
  • Taptim and two siblings are being placed in a boarding school.

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Name: Weaw
Gender: Female
Born: 26 September 2007
Grade: 5
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Weaw lives with an old neighbour .
  • The man who cares for her is a motorbike taxi driver.
  • He takes her and pick her up from school every day.
  • He has also become a Christian.
  • She calls him dad.

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Name: Wiworn
Gender: Female
Born: 21 November 2005
Grade: 7
School: Pattaya School Number 7
Family Situation:

  • Her mother is a single mum and she doesn’t have a job.
  • They live in a single room with Wiworn’s 2 younger sisters.
  • 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.