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Sponsor Update Jamkam

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Jamkam is starting her second year at Warm Heart. She has made this her home and has lots of friends. She’s a good mentor to the younger children and is always ready to offer her help when needed.

Like many of our kids, Jamkam is Karen, but Karen from Burma where a bitter war of ethnic cleansing has raged for decades, forcing millions to flee.

She is from Tung Haa village here in Phrao, but is a mouth too many in her family. Her father is gone and her mother is an unskilled day laborer. Warm Heart has given Jamkam, her mother and her sister hope.

This girl has a brilliant smile. She loves to play volleyball with her friends, but also loves to read and draw cartoons. She is working hard on her English.

20 Questions

Just for fun we asked our kids some questions. Below are Jamkam’s answers to some of the questions.

Who’s your best friend?
Nuey and Not

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A singer and a soldier

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Magician

What are the five best things about being you?
Drawing, athletic, dancing, listening to music and being with my parents

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?
My friend fell

If you had three wishes, what would they be?
That my parents are happy, my studies go well

Can you name one thing that scares you?
The teacher at school

What do you do when you’re scared to make it less scary?
I ask my friend to come sit next to me

What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
My friends sit with me when I’m sad or frustrated

Who are your three best role models?
Teacher and parents

Who’s the worst person in the world?
Friends that make fun of my parents

What is the first thing you can remember?
My parents

If you could be anyone in the world for a day, who would it be and why?
The richest person in the world

If you could time-travel, where and when would you go?
My old school

Which five words describe you best?
Short, cute, funny, adventurous

What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard?
I might be going to the beach

How would you describe a perfect day for you?
Nobody bothers me

If we had an airplane to take us on vacation right now, where would you want to go?
South Korea

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?
Cat

If all your clothes could only be one color, what color would you choose?
Blue

What is your biggest worry?
Studying

Where is your favorite place to be?
Home

Age: 17

Grade: 9th

Recent Report Card

Jamkam just completed first term of 9th grade with a solid GPA 3.05. She also earned 3 A’s! She showed talent in Art, Sport, and Health! She is looking into vocational programs for high school next year

Michael’s Observations:

Ying Jamkam is one of our three Yings, each of whom is known in part by her proper name just so we can tell them apart when talking about them. (There is no mistaking them when looking at them!) This Ying is quiet and a bit shy in public, but has a huge smile and a lot of self-confidence when the spotlight is on her. Adjan Shafer recently met with all of the M.3 students (9th graders) who must decide in the next months whether to go on to high school or vocational school. In addition to reviewing their grades and family issues, he talked to them about their futures, hopes and possibilities. Ying declared loud and clear that she wants to be a chef and travel around ASEAN cooking at different 5-star, multinational hotels. It was great to have a child who had a real dream and who had done lots of research about what it would take to realize it.

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