Big-hearted sponsors bring hope
GROWING up in a poverty-stricken region of Thailand, Maneennoot (Noot) Themjai rose against all odds to create for herself a life of opportunity that many of us here in Australia may easily take for granted.
Speaking to an audience at the Christian Life Church in Roma as a special guest of child sponsor organisation, Compassion Australia, Noot shared her incredible tale of growing up in her tiny village of Parsook as a sponsor child from age six to receiving a scholarship to study at university.
“From the age of six until high school, I had a sponsor from France and I never received a letter from them and didn’t know much about the relationship I had with them,” she said.
After Noot graduated from high school, she received a scholarship through Compassion Australia to study English literature at university.
Here, she received a new sponsor and was showered with letters and photos which filled her with gratitude.