- Hand to Hand Foundation
In February 2014 the Board decided to support the Hand to Hand Foundation. This is a Day Care Centre near Big C South, but it is far more than a Day Care Centre.Read more
They visit prisons and hospitals and Margaret Grainger and Khun Pia are heavily involved with ECPAT, the Child Protection Agency.
- Donation to Kate’s Social Project
Allison Lutton, of “Pattaya International Ladies Club” (PILC) was instrumental in helping us to help Kate’s Project. Nothing was too much trouble for Allison. She arranged the donation of Mosquito Nets and Blankets, also organized the work done on Mr. Ta Auan’s home and finally located the two little boys living at ATTC. Allison also produced the reports and the photosRead more
- Jomtien Rotary helps Phanat Nikhom flood victims
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya visited Phanat Nikhom on Tuesday 29th October 2013 to see the damage caused by the recent flood, where the town centre roads were waist deep in floodwater. The main reason for the visit was to deliver 100 Water Drip Filters to families whose houses had been under a metre or more during the floods in Phanat Nikhom.Read more
Computers for Media Class for Disabled
The Fr Ray Foundation and Handicapped School are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya and two Norwegian private sponsors, who donated 7 complete computers to the new Media Section.
Teacher Chalermpol Chompookot told us about this new Media Course The aim is to teach the students how to make complete TV programs including scripting, filming and editing, right up to the finished product on a DVD. Still photography and computer graphics are included in the course.
The school has been fortunate in recruiting dedicated TV producers from Bangkok, who teach the art of scripting from a producer’s point of view. Other teachers include local video editing experts. The students are also taught general computing skills, as well as advanced graphic design with Photoshop and Illustrator. English language is also very important.
The 7 students all have different disabilities, but these do not stop them working with computers. These young people realize they have been fortunate to have been selected and are dedicated to their work. At the end of two years they look forward to obtaining excellent jobs. Before joining the School for the Disabled they had little idea that in two short years they would hold down an excellent job, and be able to support themselves. A huge boost to their self-respect.
These 7 computers will be used exclusively by this class. The school would like very much to start a new class but to do this they need more computers. This type of training is ideally suited to people with disabilities, but it is extremely capital intensive. New sponsors are