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A Dream Realized Through Community Support

Updated: Apr 13



Nestled in the tranquil embrace of Thailand's mountains, Julalak embarked on a journey that defied the challenging circumstances of her early life. Before the intervention of the Creative Life Foundation (CLF), Julalak faced the harsh reality of financial constraints that threatened to shatter her dreams of education. Her parents struggled to afford schooling, and the looming possibilities included abandoning education for a life of uncertain work.


Julalak found a guiding light when her sibling, Rain, introduced her to the Creative Life Foundation. This introduction marked the beginning of a transformative chapter in Julalak's life—a chapter defined by hope, opportunities, and unwavering support. Rain played a crucial role in helping Julalak apply for CLF's scholarship program, which changed the trajectory of her life. The funding not only relieved the financial burden but allowed Julalak to fully focus on her studies without the weight of worry.


In the face of adversity, Julalak's determination became a beacon of inspiration. Rain's guidance, coupled with CLF's support, ignited a flame within her that burned brightly even in the darkest times.


However, CLF's support went beyond financial assistance. Julalak found a community through their activities, building life skills and confidence. During challenging times, her CLF mentor encouraged her to keep pursuing her dreams. "They helped me believe in myself when I struggled," Julalak said.


Julalak has excelled academically thanks to CLF's holistic approach. She is now pursuing her goal of becoming a nurse, driven by the desire to give back to her community that has given her so much. Julalak serves as an inspiration for other youth facing adversity, showing what can be achieved through determination and community support.


Her story illuminates how CLF is empowering a new generation to realize their potential, fostering positive change in the lives of those in rural Thailand for years to come.


 

Deanna Assad, MA (she/her)

CLF Board Treasurer

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