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.
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.
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.
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Graduate Earn teaching to 6th grader
Jiu with cooking group wraps
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