Secondary Schools Graduation March 2019
In March 2019, four of Yaowawit children have graduated from their secondary schools–three from Phang Nga Technical College and one from Kapongpittayakom School. They are very grateful for the support you have given them. Without it, they had no means to achieve this level of education. Now young adults, they have got their own plans and ideas on how they are going to move forward in life and contribute to their communities.
Lek started her education at Yaowawit from kindergarten to primary school. While boarding at Yaowawit, she completed High School Grades 1 to 3 at Kapongpittayakom School and then won a full scholarship to study at Phang Nga Technical Vocational College (equivalent to High School Grades 4 to 6). Now graduated with a specialisation in hotel management, she has applied for a scholarship and a government loan to further her education in the same area at Prince of Songkhla University in Surat Thani.
Narm was admitted to Yaowawit when she was already in High School Grade 1. Like Lek, she also won a scholarship to study at Phang Nga Technical Vocational College after High School Grade 3 at Kapongpittayakom. In addition to majoring in hotel management, she focused on learning Chinese. Her Chinese language skills brought her to Tianjin Maritime University in China as an exchange student. Now that she graduated from her college, the university has invited her back to continue her education on a scholarship.
Like Lek, Yu also began her formal education at Yaowawit from kindergarten to primary school. After completing High School Grade 3 at Kapongpittayakom, she won a scholarship to study at Phang Nga Technical Vocational College. Now graduated from the college majoring in hotel management, she is going to take a gap year first by working at a dive shop in Khao Lak because she is now greatly interested in scuba diving and the industry that revolves around it.
Like his younger sister Lek, Por also came to Yaowawit when he was in kindergarten. After completing his primary school at Yaowawit, he continued his high school (Grades 1-6) at
Kapongpittayakom, while boarding at Yaowawit. Now graduated, he is also taking a gap year first by working at a restaurant on Ko Phayam island, which is famous for seafood, pristine mangroves, and sea gypsy communities where Por is originally from. Por hopes not only to earn some money but also to learn how his communities can supply fresh sea fishes to restaurants in a sustainable way on the island.
Although these graduates are now living someplace else, they still consider Yaowawit being their home. They stay in touch with their teachers and give advice and support to the children at Yaowawit. If you want to find out more about them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.