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Interview Donor Ms. Yuwadee Chansue
I am very delighted for other sponsors who understand the joy of giving and helping our society. For others who wish to help but do not know how, I believe that EDF is one of the best options. At times we can afford to reach out our hand and help but due to circumstances we are unable to go to the location ourselves, so EDF can represent us. I wish that more people see that helping disadvantaged people as a responsibility. We are born more fortunate than many others, so it’s only fair that we help those with fewer opportunities in life.
     
Interview Donor Ms. Yuwadee Chansue
 
1. What is your present job position?
I am currently the managing director of Wanpaka Co., Ltd. We operate apartments for rent. Half of our renters are foreign business people. Our company has been in business for about ten years, and we also have shares in other companies

2. What is your personal opinion on EDF activities?
I believe that Japanese really put their trust in EDF because the foundation is widely recognized. I think Thai people would also love to hear about EDF’s useful educational project. One of the activities that I am familiar with is allowing the sponsors to visit the scholarship student home, opening the door to cultural sharing. I see this as a very interesting experience because many Thais who live in the city have no clue about the lives of the rural people and their diverse culture. I would like to see this kind of activities for Thai sponsors, because I would definitely send my children to join the program

3. What is your feeling about sponsored children?
When I started sponsoring children, I would periodically receive the student’s report along with his or her letters. I was very impressed with the joy I have created by sampling donating. Nowadays, the letters are less frequent maybe because due to today’s competitive environment, students must study harder and longer. So, I just received the student’s progress report. Letters of personal stories can touch the heart of the donors so I encourage students to write more letters. It does not have to be frequent, and it does not have to be a ‘thank you letter.’ Sponsors just want to hear about the child life and dreams. It can even just be a plain postcard. Some children may be shy in writing so it would be great if EDF could provide some topics or guidance for them. This would definitely keep the sponsors to continue giving to the underprivileged children.

4. What are your opinions on current Thai education and opportunity for Thai students?
I have encountered children in rural areas who are unable to read well. Many can not read the newspaper or even do simple mathematics. These kinds of situation probably arise because of insufficient care provided from their schools and parents. Today’s education is very different than my era, so parents must adapt themselves to the changing era. It is impractical to rewrite the Thai educational policies so I think it must start from the teachers themselves first. Teachers today are different from the past where they genuinely care about the students like their own sons and daughters. Education in primary and junior high school is the foundation of one person’s life. I do not want to see emphasis only on academic excellence only. I would also like to see children learn about life, moral, and ethical judgment and live their life prudently. Many teenagers today do not have these qualities especially children in the big cities.

5. Do you have a message to leave to the reader?
I am very delighted for other sponsors who understand the joy of giving and helping our society. For others who wish to help but do not know how, I believe that EDF is one of the best options. At times we can afford to reach out our hand and help but due to circumstances we are unable to go to the location ourselves, so EDF can represent us. I wish that more people see that helping disadvantaged people as a responsibility. We are born more fortunate than many others, so it’s only fair that we help those with fewer opportunities in life.
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2010-06-06 | Donor's Voices | เปิดอ่าน 3215

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