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September 6, 2019

DR AMPORN WATHANAVONGS is no stranger to the Thai media. The head of Fordec, the Foundation for Rehabilitation and Development of Children and Family, he has been extensively profiled by Thai-language newspapers, magazines and TV shows. He even has a Thai-language biography. None of them have mentioned the trauma that Amporn lived through as a […]

September 6, 2019

Boy Soldier Grows Up to Be ‘Father of 50,000’ Poor Children Canadian lawyer quits her job to spread his story By Tara MacIsaac Epoch Times Staff Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs was an only child, born in 1937 in the village of Sawai Jeek, Thailand. His mother doted on him, affectionately calling him “Lek,” or “little one.” Lek’s parents […]

September 4, 2019

By Chantal Jauvin With April upon us, thousands of families are starting to negotiate what they will do for their summer vacations. The stakes are high: Wi-Fi or not? Together or separately? Away camps or day camps? Parents, children, couples, relatives and friends, vying to create their perfect version of a summer holiday. Read More […]

September 4, 2019

How A Former Child Soldier Turned His Life Around & Helped Others Escape The Same FateKAELYN FORDE Around the world, children are being recruited and coerced into joining armed groups. According to Human Rights Watch, child soldiers are fighting in at least 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, and Thailand. Read More »

September 4, 2019

The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: An Interview with Chantal Jauvinby Elizabeth Martins Q: Your new book The Boy with a Bamboo Heart: The Story of a Street Orphan Who Built a Children’s Charity is the harrowing and inspiring story of Lek or “Little One” (now called Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs) who went from an orphan […]

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About Chantal

Words live in her bones. From untangling two languages in her native country, to learning their articulation in debate and crafting them into contracts, words have unified her life experiences. She began writing real stories to evidence the living of people and anchor human courage within our memory. She infuses her storytelling with the imagination of a traveler who has sojourned to the edges of the map. “Words transmit the experiences of others so we may reuse their learnings to shape and create our own lives.” Chantal Jauvin