Student of Hope Box

What was once only a vision became a reality. Mai Chou Thao started the program Student of Hope box about 2 yrs ago with us, but with little resources, it took awhile for the program to start. Happy to say the Founders (Arick & Susan) of A Hopeful Encounter had the pleasure of hand-delivering the boxes to our Oct & Nov recipients!

If you would like to help us continue the Student of Hope box, please donate to A Hopeful Encounter, Inc. by clicking the button below.


Mr. Kengkhang Yongxeng is 16 yrs. old and studying in the 11th grade at Touyang Upper Secondary School. He is an orphan. He lost his biological mother at a young age and his father re-married. In a moment of some bitter twist of fate, his father passed and he was left with his step-mom, but she soon re-married and could not take him with her. Today, Kengkhang lives with his older brothers and sister-in-laws in Hoiqinling Village in the Nonghet District. Kengkhang shares that when he grows up, he wishes to become a teacher. He believes in developing individuals to their full potential through education to contribute to the development of his country in the future.

Kengkhang's teacher shares that he is a hard-working student who always pays attention in class. He actively engages in class by asking inquisitive questions. He teacher notes that he has a curious nature and is always researching and seeking to learn new things. His academic achievement is among the highest in his class, has perfect attendance, completes homework, very disciplined and gentle.

His teacher nominated him to receive the Student of Hope Box because he believes Kengkhang is a great role-model and the box will help keep him motivated to reach his dreams.

A big thank you to his teachers Mr. Lorhang Palee for nominating him and helping him with the application.

Another big thank you to Cheng Stao Yang and his students for donation and designing the logo for the boxes!

In the photo, from left to right: Arick Xiong, Yerlor Pachai, Thongsy Lee, Kengkhang Yongxeng, & Susan Xiong.