Being an assistant teacher in Thailand


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Images adapted from: Sunisa Cheimay

Like me, many people might have had childhood dreams of being a teacher. However, being one isn’t an easy task. From teaching to taking care of their students, a teacher has many responsibilities. 

In Thailand, those who want to be government teachers can gain the opportunity after passing a particular exam. Some spend a long time preparing for this as it’s a difficult task – and this determined lady finally conquered it after trying hard 15 times.


 Where there’s a will, there’s a way


Sunisa Cheimay shared her experience on Facebook about her journey of becoming an assistant teacher. 

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Image credit: Sunisa Cheimay

In her post, she gave a detailed account of all the times she had taken the examination. She finally succeeded on her 15th try. 

“I believed in my dream, and I’ve been waiting for this moment for years. There are many times I’ve thought of giving up, but finally, my efforts have brought me this result. 23rd August 2019 is the day I’m a full-time government teacher,” she wrote.


Family proud of her for not giving up


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Translation: Today is a beautiful day. It’s a Thursday, which is considered Teacher’s Day in Thailand. My parents were the first teachers in my life. Thank you for teaching and taking care of me. 

Image credit: Sunisa Cheimay

She also thanked her relatives for their support.

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Image credit: Sunisa Cheimay

Many Facebook users tagged their friends who were in the process of becoming teachers to give them motivation too. Others complimented her for her efforts.

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Translation: Congratulations. I’m sure that you will be a very good teacher because of your efforts. I hope you can create wonderful classrooms. I’m rooting for you.

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Translation: It’s true that “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”


Is now happy with her career as a teacher


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Sunisa and her students at a school activity
Image credit: Sunisa Cheimay

Being a teacher isn’t as easy as we think, and there are many things that teachers have to go through. After all, they are responsible for the future of their students. This can be one of the most rewarding careers once the hard work pays off!

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Image credit: Sunisa Cheimay

We are happy to see Sunisa living her dreams and enriching her students’ lives.