Meet Tha Lay Too Paw: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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Meet Tha Lay Too Paw: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

I'm from a Thailand refugee camp.  When I lived in the camp I didn't get much education so that was hard for me.  In 2007, I got a chance to come to Canada.  I arrived in Regina on October 8th, 2007.  We were so happy to come here and have a better life.  I have been in Canada five years.  I have five sisters and one brother.  My younger sisters and I go to school at Balfour Collegiate.  In my family my parents work and they have to pay for everything each month.  I had a part-time job.  I just worked three and half hours.  I help my parents to give them some money to pay for the food each month.  I also help my parents by taking them to work and after school I go pick them up.  I do not have enough money because every month I have to pay for gas so I do not save much money.  


In my community, I enjoy volunteering for the Queen City Marathon every year.  I help out at the First Baptist Church here in Regina.  After the service, I help with food prep and clean up.  I also help at the school for certain events.  I feel very good when I get to help other people.


I am so excited to graduate this year.  After that, I plan to go to SIAST to become a Continuing Care Assistant, which is a one year program.  I would like to take this program because I love to take care of elderly people.  It reminds me of when I lived in the Thailand refugee camp; I helped my grandparents a lot.  I am currently not working so that when I go to SIAST, I will have more time to study hard.  This bursary will be a huge help to me.  

I look forward to finishing my studies and working in Regina.


Tha Lay Too Paw