Thriving Through Adversity

Thriving Through Adversity

Former Pratthanadee student Teang (Teang Polraksa) developed her mental toughness from her childhood years. While her parents planted rice in the fields, she tended the buffalo and cooked for the family. To supplement the rice, she had to forage for other foods to put...
No Longer ‘Blocking Out’ Life

No Longer ‘Blocking Out’ Life

Since failing to make it to university after high school and moving to Bangkok for work in 1995, Kanokon Matchimo (Riang) has experienced divorce twice, become a single mother, and shuffled through a range of jobs, most of which she did not like. Now a janitor at an...
Life’s Getting Better

Life’s Getting Better

She hopes to be a teacher one day, but when Aye Say (Mai) was growing up in Myanmar her family had a different life path for her. Attaining educational qualifications was not important they felt. They wanted her to be a farmer. Mai’s time in school would often get...