Warm Heart is lucky to have Saa. She is the best friend of one of our superstars, Naan, who fought to get her a place at Warm Heart.
We are so glad she did, although we are not surprised that Naan’s best friend is a superstar herself!
Saa is sixteen, a Lahu girl from the remote village of Mae Poon Lant, over the mountains in the next province of Chiang Rai.
Like Naan, Saa is from a very poor family of subsistence farmers with high hopes for their children, hopes she takes very seriously.
Like Naan, also, Saa is a helper, always drifting between homework assistance in the dining room and lending a helping hand in the kitchen, or hanging out in the library, helping the little ones with reading, board games or the computer.
Saa does well in school, and is debating between a career in nursing (influenced by our public health worker) and marketing (influenced by the international volunteers who manage our website).
Recent Report Card
Saa just completed 8th grade and earned a GPA of 2.98. She did especially well in Thai and arts and earned 7 A’s this year.
Just for fun we asked our kids some questions. Below are Saa’s answers to some of the questions.
Who’s your best friend?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What are the five best things about being you?
Good at Chinese, make people around me happy, good at science, cheerful
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard?
Said hi to the wrong person
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I wish my family is healthy, I reach my goals, my siblings do well at school
Can you name one thing that scares you?
Scared I won’t be able to accomplish my dream
What do you do when you’re scared to make it less scary?
Talk to someone I trust
What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
Taking care of me when I’m sick
Who are your three best role models?
Parents, King Bhumibol Adulyadej