Wit is 22 years old, his ethnicity is from the Akha tribe. He has completed two years at Rajabhat University in a program for studying Business and Chinese language. (He also takes English courses!) He speaks Thai and Akha fluently and is pretty good in Chinese and English, too.
For his third year of university, Wit is STUDYING ABROAD IN CHINA! He is in ChengDu, which is 1400km (900 miles) north of Chiang Mai (See map in photo gallery.) He is having a great year there and was able to come back and visit us (and Seed of Hope) for the Winter Break in February.
Wit’s father, Lopa, is a good friend of mine. We use to work together at Frontier Labourers for Christ, a Christian mission group based in Doi Saket, on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. I have known Lopa for 12 years, even before I moved to Thailand!
Lopa does wonderful work as manager of the Seed of Hope children’s home in Phrao, 1 ½ hours north of Chiang Mai. Wit goes out to help him when he can. When teams come to visit, Wit is very helpful in driving a vehicle and translating English, Thai, and Akha. Wit is AMAZING!