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
Akanit on YSEALI Fellowship,  Washington DC
Akanit on YSEALI Fellowship, Washington DC

As much of the world starts to open up and come to a new normal, our high school and university students are happy to be back in their classrooms.  Our graduates are finding jobs and Akanit won a USDS YSEALI Fellowship to visit the US.

Our nursing students, Naan and Jiu are in residence at Payap University School of Nursing - Jiu starting and Naan in her second year.  Tanqua graduated as a Registered Nurse and is waiting for the results of her midwife exam (due later this month) before finalizing her job placement.

We just had a long weekend holiday and a number of the students have come back to visit.  Jambo is busy at his electronics vocational school along with Tawatchai, who is studying mechanics.  Jitapa attends the same school, Payap Technological College,  studying Hospitality and Tourism. Aop is back in Phayao studying law.

We have nine students at Phrao High School. Nuey S and Pokpong are seniors.  She is in the math and science track and is currently aiming at studying to be a teacher at university.  Pokpong is finishing a welding and construction program and will decide once he graduates.  We now have 6 girls in the Math and Science Track, two in Languages, and one in vocational.   

Joy started work as a receptionist at a growing hotel chain in Chaing Mai.

Nit spent a week in Washington DC, learning about US politics, and then left for Cleveland to work with an international leadership development NGO for a month before returning to Thailand.  She plans to attend graduate school in the fall.

We are very proud of all of them and extremely grateful to you for making this possible.

Dana, Michael, Evelind and the Warm Heart Family

Jiu at Nursing School
Jiu at Nursing School
High School girls home for the weekend make pizza
High School girls home for the weekend make pizza
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2022 High School Graduates
2022 High School Graduates

Here is an update on our students and graduates in our higher education program.  The K-12 school year ends in March, the universities end later, in May or June.  All our students have managed to learn and complete their studies both online and some in-person, due to COVID restrictions.  The Thai economy is opening very slowly, but our graduates have been finding jobs to support themselves and send some funds home. At the same time, they are building their networks, with hopes of finding jobs in their chosen fields. 

This year, we have three high school graduates and two upcoming university grads. We have 7 graduating from 9th grade and starting high school

High School

"Jiu" graduated from Phrao High School and is accepted and registered at Payap Nursing School in Chiang Mai.  She joins 'Naan", who is finishing her first year.   

"Preaw" graduated from Phayao Technical College at the high school level, in agriculture.  She recently won a Province-wide prize for her juice products.  She plans to continue in agriculture science.  She is looking at work/study programs abroad and will know later in April where she is going. 

'Nipa" completed the vocational high school program in Tourism and is planning to continue for two more years to receive a vocational college certificate.

"Pokpong" is finishing 11th grade and started an internship at a metalworking shop in Chiang Mai. 

"Nuey", finishing 11th grade, won a provincial prize for her video on life in her mountain village.

University

"Tanqua" graduates from Asia Pacific International University School of Nursing and is reviewing job options upon graduation.

"Joy" is graduating from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University in Tourism, with Chinese and English. She is targeting the hotel industry.  

Graduates

"Nit" received her national social work license and was accepted at a leadership development program in the US.  She's waiting to hear from graduate schools as well.

"New" passed the mid-level hospitality Chinese language exam and has been promoted at the Chinese restaurant where she works. 

A few of our graduates finally had graduations ceremonies, postponed due for 2 years due to COVID - "Mit" and "Ann". 

Please note that all names included are "nicknames" created to protect the privacy of our children.

Thank you all for continuing to invest in our students! You've supported 26 students over this last year.

2020 Delayed Graduations
2020 Delayed Graduations
"Pokpong" starts internship
"Pokpong" starts internship
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Online learning can be ok
Online learning can be ok

University tuition bills all arrived this month along with the first term grades.  So far everyone has excelled and we are delighted to continue investing in their futures. 

The high school team took a short break to enjoy Halloween preparations, but they were back at their computers at 8 am for online classes. 

Naan is still studying nursing from early morning until late evening but has been a great help with the colds and fevers that come with the change in the weather.  (It does get chilly at night this time of year.) 

Joy came home for a mid-term break from her senior year at Rajabhat university to help her mother bring in the rice crop.

Tanqua, now in her fourth year of nursing school was initiated into the National Nursing Association

It was a delight to hear from Nat Danai, who is working in Cambodia as a computer tech for a casino.  He is hoping that the cruise industry starts to recover and he can pursue his dream of working around the world.

Akanit started her second year working at the Jesuit Refugee Service. It's based in Bangkok, but with COVID office closures, we have enjoyed having her nearby in Chiang Mai. 

She has started to repay back into our higher education fund while saving for grad school. She started researching master's programs in social work and just sent us a spreadsheet with her top three choices - all in Europe.  We are hoping for a scholarship.

Thank you all for continuing to invest in our students!  We have 10 in university and 16 in high school right now, all made possible from your support.   

Evelind

P.S. #GivingTuesday is almost here. We would greatly appreciate your support of our Harnessing the Power of the Sun campaign on November 30.

Tanqua initiated in the the Nurse's Association
Tanqua initiated in the the Nurse's Association
Akanit on her last visit to us
Akanit on her last visit to us
Natdanai and his sister on his last visit home
Natdanai and his sister on his last visit home
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Nursing student Naan studying anatomy
Nursing student Naan studying anatomy

We have 26 students in higher education; ten at university and sixteen in high school. The schools opened in June but closed again as the pandemic spiked. Everyone is going a bit stir-crazy so we have added more activities - English conversation zooms with teenagers in Canada, India, and Thailand plus weekend cooking classes (mostly edible) and learning how to make videos that tell a story.

University Updates

Earn has officially graduated in Environmental Sciences from Rajabhat Lampang University. She is in the queue for job applications to the Forestry department. In the meantime, she is working at Warm Heart in the biochar and Agroforestry programs plus taking a daily group of the younger children to complete their schoolwork.

Most of the university students have stayed near school, working online and in small pods with other students. All the April high school graduates have been placed at universities.  Naan (nursing) and Jaa (science teacher) were placed by the end of April and in May, Aop was accepted into the Law program at Phayao University, about four hours from Warm Heart. She was in the Border Police Reserves in high school (similar to ROTC in the US) and got interested in the law through that experience.

Tanqua is back from nursing school for two months and has been assisting on Project Access visits to the elderly and disabled, in between her online studies. She is encouraging first-year nursing student, Naan, that all that anatomy will be worthwhile soon.

High School

We have a total of 16 students at the high school level. Eight of the students are at Phrao High School. There are five girls in the Math and Science track and one in accounting. The two boys are taking Welding and Shop courses. In addition, we have four girls attending vocational high schools in Chiang Mai, studying marketing and hospitality. Preaw is in her senior year studying agriculture in Phayao and plans to return to Chiang Mai for university. Somkit is studying electronics in Chiang Mai, following in his brother’s (Somphop) footsteps.

Thank you for your enduring support!

Graduate Earn teaching to 6th grader
Graduate Earn teaching to 6th grader
Jiu with cooking group wraps
Jiu with cooking group wraps
Tanqua sets up new mattress for elderly man
Tanqua sets up new mattress for elderly man
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High School grades 2018 - Jaa-Aop-Mint-Naan-Yim
High School grades 2018 - Jaa-Aop-Mint-Naan-Yim

Chiang Mai is back in pandemic lockdown as of May 1, but school plans and tuitions are still moving forward. Our high school and university students are finishing up their terms online and preparing for the start of the new school year.  We will have close to 30 students in higher education - 21 girls and 8 boys.

University Updates

We are proud to announce two more university graduates! Soda graduated in December in Public Health from Rajabhat University and has taken over the Warm Heart Project Access program full time. Faa graduated from Maejo University in Public Administration and is working in Phrao while studying for the government civil service exam

The pandemic restrictions have slowed the college acceptance process and so far two out of three high school graduates have been accepted.  Jaa was accepted in Science and Math at the Teacher's College at Rajabhat University in Chiang Mai.  Naan will start orientation at Payap Nursing School, also in Chiang Mai, in mid-May. 

Naan has been one of our top students. She was the first girl in her village to be allowed to go to school past six grade.  After long negotiations with her father, who is the village headman and has 7 children, Naan was allowed to come to Warm Heart and she has made the most of the time here.  She has been at the top of her class in the math and science track at the Phrao High School, joined the high school border police reserve (like ROTC in the US) and was the leader of the volleyball team.  Sensitive to the stigma of being from the hill tribes, she worked through school breaks in our kitchen to earn money for braces.

Jaa was ambivalent about what to do after high school but changed her outlook after visiting Yim, our student currently in the science teacher program at Rajabhat.  Jaa has become a good role model for the younger kids at Warm heart and we are delighted by her decision to continue on to university.

Tanqua, in nursing school, and Earn, in her last term in environmental sciences,  are both at Warm Heart, finishing their terms online.  Joy is here for the summer term and is doing research for the biochar program.

We will have three boys in university.  Danai finished his first year in Computer Science at Rajabhat and his brother JJ will start this summer.  Somphong just graduated in Electronics from Metro Vo-tech high school and will continue in their university-level program.

High School

This is a big year for high school, with eight students graduating from 9th grade and all continuing.  Three of the girls will attend vocational high schools in Chiang Mai, studying marketing and hospitality.  The other girls are waiting to see which track they will be accepted in and the boys will attend the vocational-technical program.

Thank you for standing by us as we coach these young ones on their way!

Jiu-Little Suda with Naan
Jiu-Little Suda with Naan
Naan's acceptance at Nursing School
Naan's acceptance at Nursing School
Somphong and Somkit at Metro Vo-Tech College
Somphong and Somkit at Metro Vo-Tech College
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Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc

Location: Phrao, Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Evelind Schecter
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