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Sirawit (Boat) 12, EDF Scholarship Applicant Year 2019, Nongbualumphu Province


 
“I wake up early everyday to help my sister with chores and look after my grandfather who is suffering from Alzheimer and aches. Sometimes, I have to skip class for work to earn enough income for our family”

 
Sirawit, boy, 12, Nongbualumphu Province., EDF Lower Secondary Scholarship Applicant Year 2019
Student Name: Sirawit (Boat), boy, 12 years
Class Year 2018: Grade 6, Nongbualumphu Province
Status: Applying for EDF scholarship to continue Grade 7 in school year 2019
Currently living with: Grandfather and a 15-year sister currently studying in Grade 9
Parents’ occupation: Parents moved to work as menial workers in another province



Sirawit or Boat, 12, EDF Scholarship Applicant, School Year 2019


From Left to RightL Elder sister who is now living with Boat, Mother and Eldest sister who come back to visit family and help harvesting rice/ Sirawit or Boat
 
Sirawit is now living under poverty line with his 70-year unhealthy grandfather and a 15-year sister in an almost ruined wooden house with old metal sheet roof that was built on the remote farmland of the relatives. There is no toilet. pipeline water or electricity available in his house. His relatives also share little space of farmland for his family to make a living by growing rice and crops but the income from agricultural farming is not enough for covering the family expenses especially education expenses of the 2 school-aged children in the family. Sirawit parents and another of his eldest sister aged 18 years were forced by poverty to work as low-pay menial workers in another province and they will go back home during the rice harvesting season.  



Sirawit while helping collecting rice afer harvesting 

 
Sirawit wakes up very early in the morning everyday to help his sisters with chores such as cooking and taking care of his grandfather who is suffering from the Alzheimer and aches. He, sometimes, need to be absent from schools to take care of his grandfather when he is sick or seeking for a menial jobs such as cutting grasses or harvesting rice in order to earn enough for a living. In order to get to school, Sirawit and his sister ride an old bicycle on the 6-kilometer tough road from home to school. Despite facing many difficulties in living his life, Sirawit still maintain his above average academic performance, be diligent on studying, and be loved by his friends and teachers.



Condition of the house where Boat is now living with his grandfather and elder sister


Condition of the house where Boat is now living with his grandfather and elder sister


The path to Sirawit's home located in the remote area of the village
 
Sirawit dreams to be a policeman someday so that he can protect people from danger and be able to earn enough income to support his family. 
 
Sirawit told us that “I am very glad that my teacher applying me EDF scholarship to continue Grade 7 in the coming  school year 2019. If I could get the scholarship, I will spend it wisely for my education and it must be very helpful in lessen the financial burden of my family on my schooling expenses”
 
“I am planning to us the scholarship fund for my new school uniform, schooling equipment, orther schooling necessities and meals at school” Sirawit said.



Sirawit's homeroom teacher and guidance teacher while visiting his family to collecting the data for his scholarship application


Sirawit's homeroom teacher and guidance teacher with his family members
 

2018-12-21 | Featured Stories | เปิดอ่าน 64

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