How an IFP Fellow Pursued his Dream

Photo Credit: ROB SHIKINA / RSHIKINA@STARADVERTISER.COM

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.

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