Ready, Willing and disabled? Not in her kingdom
A private school owner with discriminatory hiring practices proves that the blinders of prejudice can be temporarily lifted by celebrity, but only temporarily
Michael was born with fused wrists. It's not immediately noticeable when you meet him, but having such a mild disability means Michael can't manipulate his hands as much as you and I can. He cannot wai, for example.
While it is unfortunate, it is hardly a huge barrier and this young New Zealander went to university and got himself a degree before heading off into the world to gain a little experience. That is how he ended up in Thailand, teaching English at a government school in Khon Kaen.
I supply teachers for a school in the North of Thailand and when a vacancy came up, Michael applied and on the basis of some very glowing references, I gave him the job starting in the new school semester.
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