Birthday: June 6, 2007
Birthplace: Samut Songkhram
Arrival: March 23, 2018
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village
Family History and General Information
Tawan and Poo are siblings. Tawan comes from a poor and broken family. She is from Samut Songkhram. Her parents separated years ago; Tawan and her brother have lived with their mother ever since. However, their mother 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 Tawan and her older brother 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.
Tawan 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.
Tawan finished her 2nd term of Grade 6. She continues her Grade 7 when the new school year started at the middle of this month. Tawan was one of our residents who recently sat the entrance exam for Darasamut School, one of the best private schools in the region. To help prepare Tawan for her first term at Darasamut she was attending summer school during the holidays. Tawan is excited to be going to a new school as it has a many different extracurricular activities and study options.
This past school term her favourite subject was English. She loves English because she wishes to be able to communicate with many people from all over the world, and she knows English is the language to do this. On the other hand, the hardest subject for her was Chinese Language as she said that she isn’t good at reading and writing.
At school, Tawan gets along well with all her classmates. She is friends with everyone, but at the Village, her best friends are Prite and Pat. They are all 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 playing badminton together.
Tawan has a very good appetite, eating pretty much anything, but her favourite food she says is stir fried chicken with ginger and mixed vegetables. Overall, she continues to be healthy and strong with no major issues.
Tawan 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. Tawan 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. She said she loves all recreation activities.