Our young students, Mei and Pond, have initiated the first university course.
Mei decided to study the degree of English and Pond superior degree in Agricultural Engineering.
With the start of college costs have increased. The semester tuition, study materials and
accommodation in rooms in the capital require to increase the fund of Udutama for these
scholarships. Udutama devotes more than 2000 € annually to this project, but together with
the funds raised by the ex volunteer Imma, it is still insufficient to cover all expenses.
We recently reached an agreement with Travel Insurance Company IATI (www.iatiseguros.com),
which we were already recommended by us due to the satisfaction of users in different travel in
Thailand forums. They will offer a 5% discount to those who contract one of their insurances
from our website and, in turn, we will receive a small percentage. We do not know whether
it will be enough to cover the increase in the costs of this scholarship project, but it all
adds up. We ask your cooperation, either through membership fees or specific donations,
which can be processed in the Collaborate section of this website.
Here we share with you the texts and photos sent by Mei and Pond. You can see previous
articles on this project in this section.
MEI (direct transcript of his written in English):
Hello! Teacher Imma, Xavier and everyone. I hope you are doing well. I am very happy
to write this report in English again if anything was wrong I apologize now. I have studying
at Chiang Rai Rajabhat university In English program for two month now. It’s quite a lot
difficult but but never mind because I love it.
i've decided to to study in this program so i will try and will do it better and better.
My English is improve now. I practice my English by watch English conversation video
and listen English songs always. I think when I was finished University my English will
be good because most of subject I have study in English.
There are fourty-fives students in my class room. I am an only Lahu student in this
classroom so no one speak Lahu language with me but it was find because I should
learn others language.
Life of University student isn’t the same as high school student at all. I have to do
everything by myself, adjust myself to be a person who have responsibility and learn
how to solve the problem.
I had learnt a lot from teachers, friends and society. It have good and bad thing but
I should to learn both of them to remind myself that what I should to do and what
I should to be? However I will intend in class and to be good student.
Thank you everyone for encourage me and always give me love, take care, help and
for all thing .
I promise that I never disappoint you. Thank you so much
POND (English translation from the original in Thai):
I want to continue studying in the future because I believe that higher education can help
me find a better job with which I can help support my family, parents and siblings. Thanks
to the benevolence and kindness of my benefactors, I can continue studying.
My mother supported me and wanted to continue me studying but did not have enough
money to help me pay my studies. My father did not want to continue studying because
he has no money and has always said that her daughter needed to help the family to pay
for food and expenses of the humble house.
But my teacher at the technical school of Agriculture and director of the association Udutama,
accompanied me to my village to talk with my father and my mother could convince
my father to let me continue studying. My father told them we are very poor and have
little money to live, and therefore could not pay anything for my studies or my support.
But after hearing how good it can be for me to continue studying, he agreed and said
he gave me permission. This made me very happy because I like to study and I want to
have the opportunity to find a good job that better help my family and my community
in the future.
I decided to continue my studies of Agriculture, the top grade, because I would like in
the future to have a plantation of horticulture to grow flowers and plants of all kinds
and offer to sell. I always thought that education is a treasure. I want to learn to
manage the property to be my own boss for the future benefit of my family and my community.
I want to thank wholeheartedly providing immense help to me, my benefactors and
donors, who give me material and moral support. I appreciate the help received so far
and that may offer in the future. If I do not have this help my future would be dark.
Thanks to all to make me have light and hope in my future and I can study and work harder.
Thank you very much !