Last weekend I came across a former project child on Facebook, who left our children’s home in 2014 and I would like to share the story with you:
Nid lived for years in one of our children’s homes together with her older brother Noah and her younger brother Seubsak. The half-orphans come from a remote village in the mountains. Since the mother was left alone after the father’s death, they came to our Mae Na Chorn children’s home.
So I was on Facebook and commented on a photo, on which she is to be seen and suddenly a private message comes up and Nid writes with really good English. She says that she has been studying at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University for almost a year now and will become a primary school teacher. I was totally flashed! It is so great to see that the children use their good education to make something out of their lives! In the further conversation she also told me about her brother.
I remember Noah very well, although my volunteering in Mae Na Chorn was in 2010. Noah inspired me back then. He was not only inquiring and sympathetic, but also fascinated me with his musical talent. He always played the guitar at our evening meetings. And as one of the older home children he guided the younger ones in a quiet but nevertheless determined way! I’ve always hoped to follow Noah’s path. Nid reported that Noah is now working as a cook and sent me a photo of him right away!
The developments of these two are perfect examples of the importance of education in the childhood, and it also shows clearly that the work of the RTF and Thai Care effects children in a great way.
Nid and Noah were able to grow up safely and healthy in the children’s home. Our house parents have raised them with patience, love and consistency to great young adults and the opportunity to attend school has opened all ways for them. The additional English lessons given by our volunteers are just the icing on the cake.
And that is why I love the work for Thai Care and the Raintree Foundation!