Satang

Birthday: August 2, 2011
Birthplace: Chonburi
Arrival: April 10, 2018
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village

Family History and General Information

Satang, Kaimook, and Meen are siblings. Satang is from a poor and broken family. He is from Chonburi and has another half-sibling apart from Kaimook and Meen. His parents are separated. His father is an alcoholic and was imprisoned for the possession and use of drugs. His mother abandoned the children soon after. He was left with his grandmother who is very old and has an unsteady income. The grandmother is unable to take care of all three children. She then came to our Fr. Ray Children’s Village with the hope that he receives the best education available, and therefore the possibility of a good future.

Satang 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.

Satang will continue in Grade 1 when the new school year starts in May. He is a bit behind in his studies but he is working hard and learning to read, write and recite the Thai and English alphabets. His house mother helps him with his homework every evening and helps him with extra tuition on the weekend.

At school, Satang gets along well with all his classmates. He is friends with everyone, especially anyone that is willing to follow along in his silly games. They play everything together, including going on adventures and getting into lots of mischief. Satang is a very active young boy who loves running around, playing football and competing in marbles with his friends.

Satang has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything but his favourite foods he says are noodles, papaya salad, 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. Satang 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 Satang spent a couple of weeks at a local temple, ordained as a novice monk.

 

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