A Fund Isaan alumni: part twenty four: Aom

In 2014, Aom had just finished her high school at Sangkha Industrial and Community Education College with a grade of 3.40 (85%). Aom had studied Accounting but was struggling to pay for her higher education. Fund Isaan, sponsored by 3AMB, granted Aom a scholarship to continue another two years to obtain a high certificate.

Aom was an excellent student. Her family was poor. They lived in a small village called Baan Tabtan, located in the rural area of Surin province. Her parents were both farmers. With only a small amount of land, they could never make enough profit from growing rice. Between seasons, Aom’s father had to leave his family to work as a construction worker in Bangkok for extra money. Her mother worked on their farm. Together they made on average 12,000 every month.

Aom stayed home with her mother and a her sixteen years old sister. Her sister had just started her Accounting study at the same college. Aom worked very hard. She always finished with the highest score of her class. Aom also joined almost every activity in her college, she said she would like to expend her social skills and make herself the most helpful person in college. During summer breaks, she would help her mother on the rice farm and took care of their cattle.

At the end of 2014, Aom did a short term internship at the Government Savings Bank located close to her home. She loved working there very much. She said to Fund Isaan that she would love to work as an accountant in a company or maybe run her own accounting practice. Aom finished that semester with an impressive score of 3.94 (98%).

Aom also mentioned that she used her scholarship to pay for her tuition fee, her textbooks and her lunch.

In 2015, Aom had to do a long term internship. Sangkha Industrial and Community Education College sent her, because of her excellent grade, to Krungthai Bank, a very well-known bank in Thailand. Aom loved working there very much. She built a lot of experience from working in this big bank. Unfortunately, Aom contracted a dengue fever and had to stay in the hospital for a week.

While recovering from the fever, Aom worked on her final paper and eventually graduated with a grade of 3.79 (94%) in March 2016.

After her graduation, Aom started her accounting career at Phon Prasert Yotha company in Pathumthani province. She works from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week day. She stays in a house provided by her company. Her family is doing well. Her sister is in her final year at Sangkha Industrial and Community Education College.

Aom and her family would like to thank 3 AMB and Fund Isaan for their support in the past years. Aom has learned a lot thanks to the scholarship.  Aom and her family will never forget about this and they will live their lives modestly and try to help others who are less fortunate than they are.