Recent Report Card
A is in a growth spurt and is rapidly becoming a young man. He completed 5th grade with a strong report card – a 3.16 average at the end of March. He started 6th grade when the new school year started on July 1, 6-weeks late, due to the COVID19 lockdown. Luckily, due to tight travel restrictions, our area had very limited infection rates.
A is always reliable, polite and a big help. During the long school break, he kept his two younger brothers plus two new boys and his “little sister” (the 4 year old adopted daughter of our head housemother) busy and out of trouble. When he had finished the day’s gardening and clean-up, he unlocked the bicycles and raced around the grounds, making sure, each child had a turn or was loaded onto his back seat. See his latest art work below.
Just for fun we asked our kids some questions. Below are A’s answers to some of the questions.
Who’s your best friend?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Electric power so the electricity will never go off
What are the five best things about being you?
I wake up early, I do my own work, clean, I don’t hurt my brothers, I study hard
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?
My friend lost a tooth
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I want a superpower, I wish I could fly, I wish I wasn’t scared of anything
Can you name one thing that scares you?
I’m not scared of anything
What do you do when you’re scared to make it less scary?
What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
My friend gave me money
Who are your three best role models?
My brothers, a friend, teachers
What’s the hardest thing about being a child?
I don’t want to be a kid
If you could time-travel, where and when would you go?
I want to go to China
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard?
What are three things you’ve learnt today?
What was your favorite part of your day/school/activity…?
How would you describe a perfect day for you?
If we had an airplane to take us on vacation right now, where would you want to go?
If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?
If you could change anything about school what would it be?
If all your clothes could only be one color, what color would you choose?
What is your biggest worry?
What are you proudest of in your life?
Wake up early
Where is your favorite place to be?
A Photo Gallery
A has been an active participant in all of our art contests! Our most recent contest Peace Now was no exception, in fact he won 1st Place for 13 and under category!
The theme for this art contest was “What is your dream? A, like many of the kids, currently has his heart set on joining the military, which is a highly respected position in Thailand.
He won 1st Place in our Loy Krathong contest grades K – 3rd.
A did really well in our photography contest. A’s photo received a lot of votes! You can see all the photography entries in a short video on our Art Contest page.
Beauty of Mother Nature
He also won 3rd Place in our “Beauty of Mother Nature” contest!
What Make You Happy
In our “What Makes You Happy’ contest A received an honorable mention.
In 2016 we had a flu epidemic run through Warm Heart (fun times!). A was a sickie – but not so sick that he ever stopped worrying about his little brothers, B and C. That is what makes A special. In the year and a half that he has been with us, A has learned a lot of Thai, shed his initial aloofness, joined the boys’ pack and taken to school. But he has never given up being guardian to his brothers. He always has an eye out for them, is there when one of them cries, makes sure they get enough at meals, and shares every treat he gets equally with them. It is impossible to take any of the boys shopping and offer a snack that cannot be divided into three – or be forced by big eyes to get two more for the other brothers!
Journey to Warm Heart
A is a competitive boy and one of Warm Heart’s newest arrivals. A and his two little brothers, conveniently named B and C, came to Warm Heart in early 2014. A young woman noticed the boys wandering around a farm – and, what else, called Warm Heart.
Their parents worked far away, leaving the boys alone for long periods of time. This left big brother A as the caregiver for B and C.
Warm Heart helped move the boys to Ton Roong Boarding School. After six months of tracking their progress, Warm Heart decided to bring the boys to Warm Heart full time.
When A arrived he spoke only Akha. A and his brothers are now members of the core “family” of kids who live at Warm Heart year around.
Since arriving at Warm Heart, A has become nearly fluent in Thai and has begun attending the level one English class provided by volunteers.
A’s favorite activities are art and playing football. He also loves to eat and is always going back for seconds.
His favorite color is blue.
Warm Heart Chief of Staff, PJ, says A is very energetic and a hard worker in the field during chores.
One of the greatest things about A is that despite being surrounded by 39 other children you can see how clearly he cares for his little brothers.