On December 18th, 2010, Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) fellow Somporn Naklang graduated with a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. The Star Advertiser featured him with a photo and interview on an article titled “Families inspired new UH grads to pursue dreams and degrees”.
Here is an excerpt from this article:
Somporn Naklang of Thailand received his master’s degree in public health yesterday on a full scholarship from the Ford Foundation.
It’s been a long journey for Naklang, 37, the only person in his family of six to get an education beyond elementary school.
“They’re the reason why I have strong motivation,” he said.