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Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career

by Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Empower Young Girls to Achieve a Successful Career
Ann at local Marathon
Ann at local Marathon

I am called Ann (not my real name)

I'm studying Public Administration at the School of Administrative Studies, at a large university in Thailand. I'm in my 3rd-year of an undergraduate degree. I am very happy to have the opportunity to study the goals of my life.

Since I was enrolled in university, I have been given the opportunity to serve as the female branch president of the model and applied to be a student club committee from the first year I studied to the present. I like to do student activities because I believe that activities can be applied to the disciplines I study. Therefore, I am committed to activities and learning together.

In the future, when I graduate, I aim to work in local government or community development. I have made a lot of effort in studying this matter. And all I have written tells this story.

I want to thank you for your support for my studies and I want you to be confident in my determination. And at that point, I will definitely succeed. Please believe in my ability, and finally, I have attached a picture of the various activities in the university and other community areas. I hope you all will enjoy them.  With love and thank you!

Note from Program Manager:

Ann came to Warm Heart through teachers we know and trust.  She graduated from the one high school in our District and was accepted at a major university. 

Her promised scholarship had fallen through a month before school was to start. She had nowhere else to go. 

Ann had been raised by her grandmother after her mother died and her father left.

We agreed to help her with living costs and tuition as long as she would repay them once she graduated and was working - to allow another girl to have the same opportunity. 

She studies hard, is active in school activities and works during her school breaks near her grandmother's home.

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We have had a very successful quarter since our last report! 

While raising funds to cover the cost of higher education for our high achievers continues to be a challenge, we recently had a few donors step up and help spread awareness about our program. Through local events, they have helped raise money to boost our higher education fund. 

Success helps lead to more success! Our higher education stars help inspire and encourage all the children at Warm Heart to set goals to pursue their own dreams. It is very exciting to see, but at the same time, our need for additional higher education funds continues to grow! But this is a good thing, investment in higher education reaps the most benefit for these children.

Jiu is one of our rising stars!  She is one of the sweethearts of Warm Heart.

She is the best adjusted 16 year-old any of us have ever known. She does really well in school and visits Adjan Shafer twice a week for English classes in listening and speaking.

She studies hard and shows excellent behavior in school because she wants to become a teacher someday and hopes to have well-behaved students in her classes.

Jiu is quiet and very unassuming, but is nonetheless a leader in “big girls’ house.” The others trust her because she is fair and not part of any of the cliques.

Jiu is proud of her Karen heritage and recently had a long conversation – in English! – with Adjan Shafer about relations between Thai and minority peoples, and about differences in attitudes between her generation and her parent’s generation. She is smart, observant and considerate, which make her a prized member of the Warm Heart family, and a great candidate for higher education support.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our higher education fund. Without your help children with great potential would end up at a dead end. Your donation is helping dreams come true!

Hugs!

Evelind

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We are really proud of the group of girls who are pursuing a higher education. 

Tanqua is one of our Superstars.

She just finished her first year of nursing school with a 3.5 (out of 4) GPA. 

She is working hard and thriving.  It’s an international school and we think she will go far with this opportunity she created for herself.

Tanqua’s parents could not afford to send her to school so they sent her to Warm Heart.

Troubles at home gave Tanqua membership in the “family” of kids who live at Warm Heart year around and when things are bad, you’d find her with us.

Her high school years were disrupted with family problems, but she managed to pull things together to get all her college exams completed and applications in. 

Then she got caught in a government college admissions process that left thousands of students without acceptance at college.

But she perservered. 

She found a couple of private nursing schools and got in. It’s more expensive but a much better education and excellent prospects.

Throughout this, she worried about her mother and younger sister. 

Her father was ill with cancer and died over the summer. He was violent and abusive and it was a relief when he passed.

His family has taken her mother in (often widows end up on the street with no property rights) and her younger sister is now in 7th grade and living at Warm Heart.

Your support helps young girls like Tanqua pursue their dreams of a better life. 

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Nit Graduation
Nit Graduation

Nit has always been one of our superstars and an inspiration to all the girls at Warm Heart.

She just graduated from a University in Bangkok. Prior to graduation, she was unsure about what her next step would be, how would she go about finding a job after graduation?

Fortunately, Debbie, a volunteer who was staying with us here at Warm Heart, was able to counsel her and give advice on how to go about finding a job. We realized this was something every single one of our girls would need help with, so Debbie created a wonderful guideline for the girls.

Following Debbie's advice, Nit was able to secure a wonderful opportunity in Chiang Mai to launch her career. She will be working for a non-profit as a Social Worker, her clients will be children that live at construction sites.

Nit is from the Karen Hill Tribe. In a recent interview, she was asked about how her Karen background affects her living in Thai culture. She said at first she did not feel like she fit in with either Karen or Thai. Now, however, she knows that she can fit in everywhere.

We are very proud of Nit and her accomplishments. We have 12 more girls currently pursuing careers through higher education.

The girls are studying environmental sciences, nutrition, public administration, marketing, and tourism. These are all fields that have job openings. We need to get them through school and help them launch their careers.

Our next rising superstar is Tanqua, who has overcome great adversity in her young life and is now pursuing a career in Nursing. After graduating from High School in 2018, she is now studying at Asia Pacific International University School of Nursing in Bangkok.

Thank you for helping these young girls reach for their dreams through the opportunity of higher education.

Tangua, our rising superstar!
Tangua, our rising superstar!

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Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc

Location: Phrao, Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Twitter: @WarmHeartOrg
Project Leader:
Evelind Schecter
Phrao, Chiang Mai Thailand
$12,909 raised of $50,000 goal
 
209 donations
$37,091 to go
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