Birthday: August 22, 2005
Birthplace: Samut Songkhram
Arrival: March 23, 2018
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village
Family History and General Information
Poo and Tawan are siblings. Poo comes from a poor and broken family. He is from Samut Songkhram. His parents separated years ago; Poo and his sister have lived with their mother ever since. However, she struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, while also exhibiting psychotic behaviours such as talking to herself and having delusions (surely brought on by the drug and alcohol abuse). She does not work and leaves her children alone in dangerous situations and surroundings. The only support she receives is some money from the children’s grandmother. The Samut Songkhram Shelter for Children and Families had evaluated the children’s living situation and decided that they needed help. The Shelter then contacted our Village and Poo and his younger sister were transferred to our Fr. Ray Children’s Village, in hopes of they both receive the best education available, and therefore the possibility of a good future.
Poo is welcomed by every member of the Village to live in the tenth 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.
Poo finished his 2nd term of Grade 5. He continues his Grade 6 when the new school year started at the middle of this month. This past school term his favourite subject was Physical Education. He said he enjoys playing different sports with his friends and being outside. But he said that he really doesn’t enjoy Mathematics as it is very difficult for him to understand.
At school, Poo gets along well with all his classmates. Last term, he had a chance to join in the football competition at our Children’s Home. He said although his team lost, he was very enjoyable. He is friends with everyone, but at the Village, his best friend is Aomsin. They play together, go on adventures and are always laughing about some new and silly thing they are doing.
Poo has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything, but his favourite food he says is stir fried minced pork with basil leaves – a very popular answer amongst our children. Overall, he continues to be healthy and strong with no major issues.
Poo is living happily in House Number 10. 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. Poo loves swimming and he had an amazing time playing in the water and sand – exploring all the little fish and creatures the beach had to offer. Moreover, he also participated in a charity project called “Strengthening Social Immunity of Children and Youth” at the Children’s Home. One of his most favourite is playing football with our volunteers on every Saturday.