Birthday: April 20, 2011
Arrival: December 28, 2017
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village
Family History and General Information
Pop and Auto 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. Pop and Auto 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 Pop and Auto 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 Pop and Auto 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.
Pop 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.
Pop finished his 2nd term of Grade 1. He will be advancing to Grade 2 when the new school year starts in May. Pop is a smart young boy who is a great student in class. He said that his favourite subject is Thai language and he enjoys writing. But he said that he really doesn’t like Math as it is difficult for him to understand.
At school, Pop gets along well with all his classmates. He is friends with everyone, but his closest friend is his brother Auto. They play everything together, including Lego, football and puzzles. Pop is a very active young boy who loves running around, playing football, watching cartoons and competing in marbles with his friends. He is starting to become more interested in music, specifically the drums, which he is learning from one of our staff members.
Pop has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything but his favourite food he says is fried rice with shrimp, and the ever popular Mama instant noodles. 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. Pop 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.
The school closed for the summer holidays in April and Pop spent a couple of weeks at a local temple, ordained as a novice monk.
Pop is living happily in House Number 8. His mother sometimes visits Pop and Auto which always brings a smile to their faces.