Author: Dominique

Boy (Nutthachai Thaisamut)

Boy was born as the only child of a poor but functional northern Thai family. At the age of eight Boy lost first his father and in the following year his mother and was moved to privately and state funded orphanages where he grew up.

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A day painting at Elephant Parade

On Sunday 23rd August, 15 of the students were welcomed to Elephant Parade House in Watgate, Chiang Mai and after listening to a short presentation about Elephant Parade and elephant conservation, they all tried their hand at painting their own designs.

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The advisory board gets involved

The advisory board of Skills for Life is not just an “advising silent” partner but intends to be actively involved.

Every month the advisory board invites all available students to some kind of activity in order to promote team work, practice English skills, discover hidden talents, discuss current issues and join in a fun day.

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A discussion about vocational education

During a recent visit to Bangkok, Dominique Leutwiler had the chance to be actively involved a discussion about vocational education in Thailand, facilitated by Bosch Thailand.

Together with Mr. Weerapon Sripongchai from the Thai-German Chamber of commerce, different possibilities about curriculum development and the approach to vocational education were examined and valuable information was exchanged.

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Laura Konieczny

I have volunteered at Skills For Life with a group of four other young people from Germany for three weeks in December 2014.

I really enjoyed the encounter with the Thai teenagers who benefit from and participate in the project. We baked cookies together and developed designs for the packaging of those, cooked original Thai dinner together and shared some of our German customs with them.

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Dokmai was born in 1997 and lost her parents about 5 years later (the exact year is not known). She dreams of continuing her education to become a teacher in a rural area and to give back some of the support she has received.

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The first thing that skills for life give to me is the very good chance in dual project of hotel business – study and work.

Because of this project I got so many experiences in hotel business. I am a very lucky girl. Skills for Life House is not only a normal shelter home – it is the house that is full of love, and warmth, even we are from different tribes and different family. Although sometimes we disagree.

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