Jittipath is a shy little girl in Thailand. Her favorite subject in school is Thai, and she dreams of becoming a doctor one day. Jittipath has one brother and one sister. Her parents are young farmers with an elementary education. Jittipath’s parents are very grateful for the chance she has to attend the AMG hostel and school. Because Jittipath is residing in an AMG Hostel, two sponsorships are needed to cover additional requirements relating to room and board.
Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, and many people also believe in the spiritual realm. Children from poor families go to state-run schools where teaching is sub-standard. Their parents normally have little education and cannot be relied upon to help them. School children seldom reach the ninth grade and most end up working in family farms. Since the people have very low or no education, they lack basic knowledge of life skills like personal hygiene, household management, family planning and balancing budgets.