SWW is active in Thailand, in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
We financially support several young women. Their profiles are similar, financial difficulties due to the poverty of their family, the death of their parents or their abandonment. Frequently, they and their families have been supported by other associations in order to have access to meals and schooling until they reach the age of majority. We found that many older siblings are motivated to graduate and enter the world of work so that they can support the younger ones. All of the candidates work in parallel to pay part of their studies.
Vocational College http://www.nvc.ac.th/index.php
Currently, we are supporting a 19-year-old woman who lost her parents 4 years ago in a car accident and who has brilliantly completed her training as an accountant at the Vocational College, which she was able to undertake thanks to a loan from a local association wishing to qualify as a Chartered Accountant by continuing her studies at the Vocational College.
Rajabhat University https://www.nstru.ac.th/en
Sustained Training: Business Administration in Marketing
We support several young women, one of whom cannot qualify for a university scholarship because her parents have a small rubber tree plantation. Due to the decrease in the price of rubber, their plantation not allow them to live. They both work other plantations to subsist.
« Nowadays, natural rubber prices have been falling, my parents are not able to earn enough money to pay for my tuition fees and other expenses. I have to work so that I can make some money to pay for my tuition fees which are even more expensive in University level. If I receive financial support, I would be able to continue my study and my parents won’t have to worry about me too much. »
We also support other young women:
« Ma grandmother is the only one who has supported my education expenses. My mother remarried and left us after my father passed away. She has her new family and never supported us. My younger sister stopped going to school and has to work because my grandmother could not afford it. If I receive financial support, I will study very hard to finish B. A. degree and find a good job so that I will be able to support my grandmother who has breast cancer and send my younger sister back to school. »
Walailak University https://wuli.wu.ac.th
We are studying the possibility of financially supporting young women who will undertake trainings such as “Hotel and Tourism Management” or “Physical Therapy”.
On 12 and 13 September 2018, Ilona Rezso, Président, and Oraphan Calderella, Thailand Manager, travelled to Nakhon Si Tammarat to meet with the Heads of the 3 institutions and the students, the ones who are already financially supported by SWW and others in need.