To many of you who were raised from a poor family, you understand that working hard is very important. Every single day, you need to work hard in order to earn money to help yourself and your family. My mother have to leave us for five years to go to the Middle East to work as a house servant, so she can earn money to send us to school.
After my graduation, I decided to look for jobs immediately. I went to Thailand last May this year to look for a teaching job. Non-native English speakers like me are not paid enough, but at least the salary here is bigger compared to the salary received in my country. Finally, after almost 5 months of looking for a job, I was hired in a government school in Nonthaburi, Thailand. I started my first day in school just last Wednesday, November 6.
I don't usually ask money from others. I came from a poor family, and I perfectly understand how hard it is to earn a single centavo. Before I started to make this fundraiser campaign, I have thought over it many times. But, I am convinced that this is necessary--- or else, I will be terminated in my job too soon. I don't want to happen this, as I need to have a job to support my family in my country.
The school where I was hired operates with technology. Teachers should teach students using powerpoint presentations, record students score using a software, record students' attendance in an Excel, make printed worksheets every week, and do daily lesson plans. My problem is -- "I don't have a laptop." A co-teacher told me, "You need to buy a laptop as soon as possible, if you want the school to absorb you after the two-months probation in your work." It is so difficult for me, and I thought I made a bad impression to the faculty and students in the school by not using a laptop when I teach. Fortunately, last week, I didn't teach any lessons yet but simply introduce myself and getting to know the students. But for this week and the succeeding weeks, I NEED to have a laptop of my own. Right now, I don't have money.
I have searched online to buy a second-hand laptop, which I think is cheaper than new ones. I found one, the very cheapest one, and it costs 320 US dollar. But I think I need about 400 US dollar to also buy a microphone, a speaker, and a powerpoint remote controller.
I have tried other options before posting this fundraiser campaign here, like borrowing money from my friends but they don't have extra cash at this moment too.
I hope you help me by donating even atleast a dollar. I will be forever thankful to you if you help me. And also the more than 400 students that I will be teaching in the school. We thank you in advance!