Michael says Nipa’s got a sly smile and pretends to be shy, but don’t be fooled. She’s smart as a whip!

Nipa’s got a sly smile and pretends to be shy, but don’t be fooled. She’s smart as a whip!

 

 

Journey to Warm Heart

Nipa is from Arye, an Akha village in the mountains.

With no access to an educational system, Nipa’s parents decided to send her to a school in Viang Papoa accompanied by her older sister and their mother.

Nipa’s sister moved to a Christian school in Chiang Rai and her mother moved to southern Thailand.

Her father works as a day laborer in Chiang Rai so he turned to Warm Heart to take Nipa.

Nipa still has four older sisters and an older brother at home, but without parents or a real family, Nipa has joined the “family” of Warm Heart kids who live here year around.

Today

Since her arrival at Warm Heart Nipa says she has really enjoyed having the after school tutors around to help with her favorite subjects- English, science, and math.

Her main hobbies are drawing and reading.

When she grows up, Nipa plans to become a photographer and hopes the profession will take her to many places around the world.

She says her first stop would be Bangkok to see the big buildings, bright lights, and busy streets!



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