Thanks to the support of our sponsors VZW Thaise Vrienden Wevelgem and delaware we were able to buy 210 refurbished notebooks HP and Lenovo i5 or i7 for our annual computer program.
We changed our approach in two ways: 1. instead of importing desktops we opted for notebooks this year; 2. as schools were still closed because of the covid pandemi we decided to first and foremost focus on our scholarship students to make sure they had a notebook for their online study.
We are extremely proud of our scholarship students! The first semester of academic year 2021/2022 has been particularly difficult! Just a few weeks after the start of the academic year, the authorities ordered schools to close their doors in an attempt to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Students were forced to study online in their dormitory or at home, often without computer and with an unstable internet connection.
Non has had a difficult childhood. When we met her in early 2017 she was living with her mother, some aunts and her disabled grandmother in a small unfinished house. Her father was working as a day laborer in Bangkok and rarely came home. The family had barely enough money to pay their electricity and water bills. Often they had to cut down on food to make ends meet.
Fund Isaan has been supporting Bo with a scholarship since 2016. Bo was abandoned by her parents and lived with her grandparents, small farmers. Bo went to secondary school in Prasat. She was a very bright student. After secondary school Bo decided to study Accounting at Prasat Industrial and Community Eduation College.