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.
Nawa finished her 2nd term of Kindergarten 3. She continues her Grade 1 when the new school year started at the middle of this month. This past school term her favourite subjects were Mathematics and Thai Language.
At school, Nawa gets along well with all her classmates. She is friends with everyone, but at the Village, her best friend is Mod, the older girl who lives at the same house with her. They are very close and prefer to talk amongst each other. They are chatting about life and anything that is happening at the Village and the school. They enjoy drawing, colouring, and running around together.
Nawa has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything, but her favourite food she says is stir fried minced pork with basil leaves and fried egg – a very popular answer amongst our children. Overall, she continues to be healthy and strong with no major issues.
Nawa is living happily in House Number 9. During the school’s holidays she was lucky to be able to go to Hat Sai Kaew Navy Beach with the rest of the Village. Nawa loves swimming and she had an amazing time playing in the water and sand – exploring all the little fish and creatures the beach had to offer. Moreover, she also participated in a charity project called “Strengthening Social Immunity of Children and Youth” at the Children’s Home.
The school closed for the summer holidays in April and Nawa returned home to spend time with her family.