The CWS Thailand team recently feted Child Protection Officer, Ponsawan (Cake) Lysoowan for earning her Master’s degree in Psychology at Thailand’s prestigious Mahidol University. She joins our other Child Protection Officer, Suchawalee (Bon) Mankhong, whose graduation was celebrated some months ago. Both young women support The Church of Christ in Thailand’s congregations, schools and hospitals to embrace the Church’s Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct, which seeks to ensure that 100% of Church institutions are child safe places. Joining Cake and Bon in their continuing work is Dan Djamaludin, a missionary volunteer with Interserve Australia and a key member of the CWS-CCT child protection team.
Talking to CWS colleagues at the celebration, Cake said, “I am proud of myself for putting in all the hard work to finally earn my Master’s degree in Child, Adolescence and Family Psychology. This accomplishment helps me to be more confident in sharing my knowledge and advice with parents, teachers and other staff in the organizations comprising The Church of Christ in Thailand.” In Thailand, where higher education is admired, Cake’s graduate degree brings respect for her advice as she encourages parents, teachers, pastors and others to see the importance of creating a safe place for children – something she works on each day, with her colleagues, in supporting the Church’s Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct.
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