I am the eldest among the four siblings. I take care of my two younger sisters and one brother because my parents are away from Ranong. My parents work in another city as carpenters in building construction. I have to take care of my younger siblings. I have to be their mother because my parents are not with us.
They left me and other siblings in the family with a friend in Ranong. I have been away from my parents since I was seven years old. It is difficult to be away from my parents. I miss them a lot. I only meet them once a year for one day or a few days. I hope we can live together as family.
I want to be in school. I want to study and learn more. Before my parents asked me to leave school so that I can work and be able to support more finance to my family. They told if I don’t leave school my younger sister has to leave school because of financial problem. I told my parents that we should go to school and I will have part time job to have more income. During school holidays, I work in restaurant as waiter and cleaner.
I want to be an actress but I know it is not possible. But I really want to get a better and higher education so that I can get a better job. Then I can help my younger siblings and my parents. I study with Marist Asia Foundation to get better and higher education.
I want to study and finish ACU Online Diploma programme. I want my parents to be happy and proud of my educational achievement. I want to show to my parents the photos of my graduation, sign of success and achievement.
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