Geng was orphaned as a toddler when both parents passed away. Since that time, he has been raised with a loving aunt and uncle in Chonburi, Thailand. His aunt and uncle worked hard to teach him manners and encouraged him to always do the right thing.
From a very early age, he came to know what kindness means when he witnessed the dedication of the staff at the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Thailand and experienced the generosity of his Sponsor.
Enrolled at the Foundation since 2002, Geng has been an active participant in the monthly events and activities. Today, he can be seen exhibiting the kindness that was extended to him and shares it as a mentor helping the younger sponsored children. He enjoys these volunteer experiences and shares them when he writes letters to his Sponsor.
As an 8th grade student, Geng likes science, gets good grades and earned a 3.80 GPA last semester. When he talks with his uncle and aunt about his future, he frequently tells them that he wishes to be a policeman and hopes to be able to give back for all that they have done through their loving support.
When he has free time during weekends and school holidays, he helps Pearl S. Buck Foundation staff and volunteers with programs and activities. He has picked up donated items from a nearby temple to give to poor families who are in troubled situations and also accompanied staff on home visits to sponsored children and families.
Whether he is doing chores at home or completing his schoolwork, Geng takes great pride in what he does and is a great role model for the other sponsored children. He is a great source of pride for his aunt and uncle and a wonderful resource to the staff at the Foundation.