Birthday: May 11, 2012
Arrival: December 28, 2017
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village
Family History and General Information
Auto and Pop are brothers who come from a poor and broken family in Rayong – where is not too far from Pattaya. Their parents are separated while their father whereabouts is unknown. Auto and Pop were born from a same father while their mother is remarried and has two babies with her new husband. Their step-father is a disabled person. Their mother and step-father are selling bakery at a local market. Every day, their step-father lets both of Auto and Pop carrying a tray of bakery and walk to sell around the market. Due to their ages just six and five years old, during the way they walk, some of bakery was falling to the ground. This caused their step-father was very angry and punished them.
The supervising teacher of Auto and Pop saw some scar on their legs and arms, so she was asking their mother what happened to them. In order to keep Pop and Auto safe, their mother decided to ask the supervising teacher to ask for help from our Drop-In Center with the hope that they receive the best education available, and therefore the possibility of a good future.
Auto is welcomed by every member of the Village to live in the eighth house. Like all children here, he is well looked after by the Caregiver “Mother” who takes care of the children under the “we are family” concept and gives them the family life that all children require and deserve.
Auto finished his 2nd term of Grade 1. He will be advancing to Grade 2 when the new school year starts in May. Auto is a sweet young boy who tries very hard in class. He is a bit behind in his studies and needs some extra attention. He is working on improving his memory. His house mother helps him with his homework every evening and helps him with extra tuition on the weekend.
At school, Auto gets along well with all his classmates. He is friends with everyone, but his closest friend is his brother Pop. They play everything together, including Lego, football and puzzles. Auto is a very active young boy who loves running around, playing football, watching cartoons and competing in marbles with his friends. He also likes to just sit quietly and do puzzles, which he is very good at.
Auto has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything but his favourite food he says is laab, a pork salad dish from the Isaan region of Thailand in the north east. Overall, he continues to be healthy and strong with no major issues.
During the school’s holidays he was lucky to be able to go to Hat Sai Kaew Navy Beach with the rest of the Village. Auto loves the beach and he had an amazing time playing in the water and sand – exploring all the little fish and creatures the beach had to offer.
The school closed for the summer holidays in April and Auto spent a couple of weeks at a local temple, ordained as a novice monk.