Fund Isaan alumni: "Ning" a girl with a future.
- Nov 28, 2019
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Fund Isaan met Ning in 2015. She was 18 and studied in year six of secondary school at Saikeaw Witthaya School. She was a very bright student with grades of 90% and more.
Ning’s parents worked in Bangkok as laborers since she was a little girl. Her mother earned about 3,000 THB (approx. 85 Euro) per month, her father made about 6,000 THB (approx. 170 Euro). It was barely enough for them to survive in Bangkok and sent home a little to take care of the entire family. Ning lived alone with her grandparents. She also had an older sister, who was studying to become a science teacher in her fourth year of university.
Ning wanted to study further to become an Engineer. She passed the entrance exam and started Environmental Engineering at Ubon Ratchathani University. The duration of her study was four years. With the scholarship, she paid for all her tuition fees, dormitory fees, transportation and all costs related to her studies.
Things at home improved a lot after Ning’s scholarship. In 2017, her parents started a small business near their home. They rented an abandoned resort with 10 rooms for 6,000 THB per month and partially renovated it. The business went well.
Ning also did well with her study. She obtained fair grades and graduated with a bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Ubon Ratchathani University in 2019.
Ning and her family are very happy with her success. Ning is waiting for a job in line with her study. Meanwhile, she is helping her parents at the resort and taking care of her grandparents. She is staying with her family in Sangkha district, Surin province.
Finally, Ning and her family would like to thank her sponsor, Mr. Hans, for his support in the past years.
"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my sponsor, Mr. Hans, for having guided and supported me in the past years! Your support has truly changed my life completely. I will work hard and take good care of my family. I will get a job that will help improve my family and community. That’s why I studied Environmental Engineering. Thank you very much!"