Growing up, Ren and his two younger brothers moved often due to their father’s ongoing search for work.
They were struggling academically as they transitioned between schools. Without consistency, they couldn’t learn. Ren was terrified at night.
During the pandemic, Ren’s father lost his job as a chef and got sick. When our team in Thailand became aware of the family’s situation, they provided household supplies and food.
As time went on, Ren’s father’s condition grew worse, leading him to leave his family so he could seek treatment in Japan. Since then, Ren’s family has lost contact with his father.
In September 2022, without a sustainable way to provide for her three boys, Ren’s mother brought them to Lifesong to live in our children’s home.
Ren and his brothers started to thrive in their newly acquired environment.
They could now attend school regularly for the first time. Ren, who was 13 at the time, completed his first grade, learned to read and write and how to tie his shoes. Ren has set himself the goal of attending university as he grows and learns.
Ren’s new helmet was the most important thing he received.