The plight of Ms. Sirilak or Nong View, a very diligent 18 year old Hua Hin student was recently brought to light with significant media attention, including an article published by the Royal Coast Review.
She had been forced to set up her study area on a wooden platform at the foot of a hill behind her family home under the shelter of an umbrella in order to find an intermittent internet connection needed for her online studies. The family home is some 30 kilometres from Hua Hin with the community dependent on solar power.
Now help has arrived. First came visits from municipality and education officials to better understand the problems and to offer their support and admiration for her determination; however a lasting solution was still needed.
Next came the provision of more adequate shelter by way of a shade pavillion courtesy of the Bangkok Hospital until a solution for the internet connection could be found.
Now a team of technicians from the National Telecom Company Limited (TOT) has installed equipment to increase the signal strength to allow Nong View to study online in the house without having to go out in the sun.
Nong View and her family have thanked all those involved for their help. She is very grateful she can continue in her studies and pursuing his dreams to become a doctor.
Lieutenant Colonel Noppadon Rakkaew, Director of Secondary Education Area 10, said that the story of Nong View is an encouragement to students studying online across the country with full determination and effort.