Birthday: August 30, 2011
Arrival: April 2, 2018
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village
Family History and General Information
Nawa is seven years old and comes from a poor and broken family. Her parents are separated. Her father found a new wife and began a new family, ceasing contact with Nawa. Her mother also moved on with a new husband and had a new family, stopping to care for Nawa, she sent her to live with her aunt. Her aunt worked various jobs and had a daily salary of 300 baht. However, she now has cancer and a number of healthy problems caused by the cancer. She has to visit the hospital daily and is now unable to support and take care of her niece. Nawa consistently missed school and if left in the care of her aunt she will have no opportunity to gain a good future.
Nawa was first sent to Rayong Shelter for Children and Families with the hope that she receives the best education available and further improvement. Finally, the Rayong Shelter contacted our Village and Nawa was transferred to our Fr. Ray Children’s Village.
Nawa is welcomed by every member of the Village to live in the ninth house. Like all children here, she 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.
Arrangements have been made for Nawa to start her formal education at Baan Nork School. She is studying in kindergarten level 3. Here at our school, she mixes quite well with other kids and is able to perfectly adapt to new environments, both at our Village and at school. She is quite talkative and constantly asks questions. She is eager to learn and is imaginative. Her mother reported that she is a very smart young girl that loves to be “little assistant”, helping with the house chores. Continued observation and evaluation, especially in her general behaviour and conduct will be maintained to ensure a smooth transition.