|   Posted: September 04, 2018

Children in the Karen tribe in Thailand are inspired to dream about the future.

My Teacher, My Advocate

Children in the Karen tribe in Thailand are inspired to dream about the future.

A student in Thailand reading books in the library

The children in the Karen tribe in Thailand never knew the importance of education until teachers and staff from Compassion’s project started pouring into their lives. And that investment is inspiring them to dream about the future!

Meet the students below who are being deeply impacted by this partnership with Compassion and the local school.

Students sitting at their desks in Thailand

When a school was finally built in the Huai Num Khaw village, the Compassion center saw the local Compassion church partner began operating a hostel so teens could avoid the long journey from home to school.

And it’s working!
Achipol holding a school book open while standing in his classroom
“I like my math teacher because this teacher is very reliable and passionate on teaching the subject with details and a clear explanation when it comes to complex formulas, which is very helpful.”

— Achipol Samhor, 15 years old, 10th grade

Thanyarat stands with her arms folded inside her classroom
“I like my science teacher because she is a funny person and make me laugh a lot in class during her teaching. She makes a subject really fun and that made me enjoy my science class so much. A good teacher is a teacher who can make students laugh, who has a sense of humor in teaching, and doesn’t hurt student’s feelings in class when they find it hard to understand the subject. A good teacher helps us not to stress.”

— Thanyarat Nattayanon, 13 years old, eighth grade

Kidsana smiles as she stands in front of a bookshelf in her classroom
“My favorite subject is math because it’s fun in class; the teacher makes class enjoyable and I did well with a good grade for this subject. And I like English also because the teacher is good and makes it fun in class. They both are my favorite teachers, too!”

— Kidsana Obgarrun, 14 years old, ninth grade

Sadudee stands outside his school
“My favorite teacher is Karn, who teaches history. I like that class because the teacher is a very funny person and always kind. A good teacher is a fun, funny and very active person.

— Sadudee Jedarunlerk, 10 years old, sixth grade