Birthday: December 28, 2004
Arrival: December 28, 2017
Project: Father Ray Children’s Home
Family History and General Information
Nung comes from a poor family. His family is Hmong people. His parents work growing plants on a mountain farm. Unfortunately both his parents are opium addicts which have severely affected the family. Nung lives with them and helps on the farm. His parents do not have enough money and time to properly take care of their son. Nung was frequently absent from school as he had to help his parents to work.
One day Sister Betty, from a small foundation in Nan province in the North of Thailand, went to Nung’s village and saw the difficulties of his life and became concerned about his future. She then contacted Fr. Peter and asked for help from our foundation. Finally, Nung was brought to our Children’s Home with the hope that he receives the best education available, and therefore the possibility of a good future. When Nung was transferred into our care he came with Chai who he knew from his village. The two boys are very good friends and feel happy to be together; they have grown so close many people confuse them for brothers.
Nung finished his 2nd term of Grade 4 with a 3.50 GPA (out of possible 4.00). He will be advancing to Grade 5 when the new school year starts in May. This past school term his favourite subject was still Maths as he said he wants to be an accountant in the future.
At school, Nung gets along well with all his classmates. Last term, he had a chance to join in the annual sport games where he is one of the members in the school football team. Nung spends most of his time with his close friend, Chai. They are very close and prefer to talk amongst each other, especially in their first language of Hmong. They often talk about their favourite football teams and players. The most popular teams are Manchester United and Liverpool.
Nung has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything, but his favourite food he says is curry chicken. 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 Pattaya Water Park a few times with our kind sponsors and volunteers. Nung loves swimming and he had an amazing time playing on all the slides. He also participated in a charity project of the Royal Thai Navy, called “For Hopeful Children Project” (FHCP).