Zum's father tried to kill a police officer during a drunken brawl. Imprisoned for attempted murder, the man left his wife to care for her three children by collecting plastic bottles to sell. Zum, too young to reach the stovetop, cared for two younger siblings, feeding them rice that his mother left for them in their single-room home of just 12 square feet. School became a luxury and Zum dropped out for more than two years. He fell further and further behind. You changed his life by providing a nurturing home at Promise House. He has tasted success--and he's only going forward from here!
Pictured: Zum with his 2023 award for academic achievement!