College Bound

College Bound

Here are the students’ origin, educational background, and personal goals (L-R):

Student: Cha Khue

Village: Hua Loa

Graduate:  I.T.D.F. Mah Oh Jo Elementary School 2014 (Kindergarten to 6th Grade)

Graduate:  Huay Nam Khaow Middle School 2017 (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

Graduate:  Ban Mi High School 2020 (I.T.D.F. sponsorship) I attended vocational program with an electrical company, while attending 11th grade, to provide hands on learning of basic electrical repairs and giving a personal experience of that career path.

Career Goal:  Electrical Engineering

Goals and Aspirations:  I strive to be chosen within my final year of college for an internship with an electrical company and recruited as one of 15 interns who are chosen for permanent positions. I would like to have a good paying job to be able to help my family and village financially.


Student: Pah Bek

Village: Mah Oh Jo

Graduate: I.T.D.F. Mah Oh Jo Elementary School (Kindergarten-6th Grade)

Graduate: Huay Nam Khaow Middle School (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

Graduate: Ban Mi High School 2020 (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

Career Goal:  Mechanical Engineering

Goals and Aspirations: I would like to be an automotive mechanic and work in an auto repair garage. I want to be able to make enough money to be on my own and help my family.


Student: Sar Porn (Pronounced “Pawn”)

Village: Mah Oh Jo 

Graduate:  I.T.D.F. Mah Oh Jo Elementary School (Kindergarten-6th Grade)

Graduate:  Huay Nam Khaow Middle School (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

Graduate:  Ban Mi High School 2020 (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

I continued to further my study and practice of my own native craft of weaving during my time here within the high school curriculum. 

Career Goal:  Fashion/Design (emphasis in weaving craft)

Goals and Aspirations: I would like to be as great a weaver as my own mother. I learned from her starting at age 12.  My goal is to be a fashion/designer, utilizing my native craft and design of weaving and possibly own my own boutique. 


Student: Pa Loi

Village: Mah oh Jo

Graduate:  I.T.D.F. Mah Oh Jo Elementary School (1st Grade- 6th Grade)

Graduate:  Huay Nam Khaow Middle School (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

Graduate:  Ban Mi High School 2020 (I.T.D.F. sponsorship)

I attended a vocational program with a solar company, while attending 11th grade, to provide hands on learning of basic solar installation, giving me a personal experience of that career path.

Career Goal: Agricultural Development (emphasis on organic development)

Goals and Aspirations: I am interested in working and developing organic agriculture, as well as, a desire to come back to my village to work as an agricultural teacher within the I.T.D.F. Ma Oh Jo Elementary School, teaching them the importance of organic farming while teaching them through hands-on organic garden. 


Stay tuned to hear more about some of these students’ personal journeys as we highlight some stories from their lives.

This photo was taken most recently as our Lanna Foundation field person, Debbie Tingley made a visit to Huay Nam Khaow to visit and interview them as they were nearing the end of their high school year.

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