PEPY engages regularly with students’ families to make sure they are informed of our activities and purpose, and to evaluate perspectives on their children’s participation in PEPY’s programs. This is important for raising awareness of the value of education, engaging communities in our target areas, and getting to know our students’ situations better. Last month, Sarakk, PEPY’s Executive Director, and Kaia, Communications and Fundraising Officer, visited the homes of two scholarship students’ families to hear their thoughts on their children’s progress, futures, and education overall. Both families welcomed them warmly, as they sat down amongst aunts, uncles, children, and neighbors. Chiva’s father kindly chopped up fresh coconuts for the visitors; Pha’s parents seemed pleasantly surprised and offered them a seat at their hand-painted dining table.