Somthip began his schooling at COF Free School. Right from those early school days Somthip applied himself to his studies. Tragically, he lost his dad in what was covered over as an ‘accident’ in a town far away from here. As a direct result of the circumstances surrounding the accident his mum suffered a breakdown. Despite this Somthip was able to continue his schooling while looking after his 2 younger sisters, younger brother and mum. Today through the help of COF sponsors Somthip is in his 3rd year of a 5 year physics degree at the well regarded Rhatchaburi Chombung University. He has maintained a high grade average and is on track to graduating with honors. This year Somthip’s responsible and mature nature saw him appointed as a dormitory supervisor. Still today he continues to play a key role supporting his mother and younger siblings. We wish Somthip all the very best and thank the generous people out there who make these stories possible.

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