Fund Isaan Alumni 2021: Em

If someone knows the impact of the corona pandemic it is Em. Em was a very good student at Prasat Witthayakarn School, where he graduated in March 2020. Eager to interact with foreigners Em decided to study Tourism Management at Mahasarakham University. At that time Tourism was one of the most important sources of income for the Thai Economy.

Regretfully a month later the corona pandemic hit Thailand and the country was closed for foreign tourists. Hotels, bars and other tourist attractions closed one after the other. At first temporary but as things continued to get worse many also permanently.

Em made a difficult decision to quit school. He immediately started looking for a job. With his natural way of interacting he soon landed a job as Barista at Cafe Amazon,  a chain of Thai coffee houses owned by PTT Public Company Limited.

He has been working there since and is making enough to help his family and support his own education via evening and weekend education.

Although things don't always work out the way we plan that doesn't mean it is always bad.

We wish Em success in his future endeavors.