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Poor girl receives overwhelming help for pharmacy study

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A poor girl student who cannot afford the study cost after she was admitted to a university’s faculty of pharmacy has received overwhelming support from both Thais and foreigners.
Khaosod reported that many Thais and foreigners have credited a bank account opened to provide scholarship for Jiraporn Phaksuwan.
As of Friday, Khaosod said the bank account has some Bt1.17 million.
Jiraporn graduated from the Kamphaeng Phet Provincial Organization School. She was accepted by Naresuan University to study in the Pharmacy Faculty.
The girl lives with her 86-year-old grandmother and younger brother as her parents have separated and her mother has a new husband. The mother who lives in Roi Et sends her only Bt1,000 a month for the living cost with her grandma and brother. The girl has to work part time as a farmhand to earn enough for the family.
After the girl managed to score high enough to be admitted to the faculty, her mother had to borrow Bt20,000 from relatives for her enrollment but the girl looked ahead and saw that the chance is dimmed because she would need about Bt100,000 a year to finish the six-year course.
Her story has been published by Khoasod. After the publicity, many kind-hearted people in Thailand and abroad called her to find out about the bank account’s number, Jiraporn said.
The mother, Jarinya, said she was grateful to all who helped her daughter. She promised not to touch the scholarship money.
The school director, Supachai Sringarm, said the girl asked him to form a committee to monitor the spending from the bank account to make it transparent.
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