Recent Report Card
Jiu graduated 9th grade and completed the year with a GPA of 3.7 and 12 “A”s total! She was one of the top students in her class and won multiple school awards. She will continue high school at Phrao High School, studying math and science. We are delighted she will be living with us at Warm Heart and continue to be a strong role model for the other children.
Michael’s Observations 2019:
Jiu is one of the sweethearts of Warm Heart. She is the best adjusted 16 year old any of us have ever known. She does really well in school and visits Adjan Shafer twice a week for English classes in listening and speaking. She insists that she is not a goody two shoes, but behaves in school only because she wants to become a teacher someday and hopes to have well behaved students in her classes. Jiu is quiet and very unassuming, but is nonetheless a leader in “big girls’ house.” The others trust her because she is fair and not part of any of the cliques or ethnic cliques. Jiu is proud of her Karen heritage and recently had a long conversation – in English! – with Adjan Shafer about relations between Thai and minority peoples, and about differences in attitudes between her generation and her parent’s generation. She is smart, observant and considerate, which make her a prized member of the Warm Heart family.
Jiu is a 13-year-old girl of Karen ethnicity from Mae Soon Village.
She has a smile to brighten any day and is eager to learn English.
She is the older of two children whose parents are subsistence farmers.
She came to Warm Heart for 7th grade, as there is no school in her village.
On campus, Jiu enjoys painting and can be often be found cooking in the kitchen.
She is a good student and right now is excelling at Thai, Math and Art.
Just for fun we asked our kids some questions. Below are Jiu ‘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?
I can speak more than five languages
What are the five best things about being you?
Beautiful eyes, doing okay in school, I listen to my parents
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I wish my parents are happy, I wish I’m healthy, I wish I would reach my goal
Can you name one thing that scares you?
People being dishonest
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?
They were loyal
Who are your three best role models?
NaPun, Evelind, my teacher
What is the first thing you can remember?