Thursday, 13 January 2011

Pattaya Orphanage Thailand

Today we had a wonderful experience we visited the Pattaya Orphanage.

We were shown around by Alun Evans a young man who has decided to use his gap year to volunteer and help children. There are nearly 200 children at the Pattaya Orphange and each one has a little personality and individual needs. The staff managed by Khun Toy work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to meet the needs of the children who might have been left on the street or worse.

There is a wonderful caring atmosphere which is felt the moment you walk through the door. There is a deaf school within the facility where not only the children’s welfare is looked after but they are also taught sign language. There is no sign language in Thailand – they use the American system.

The Pattaya Orphanage has been in existence for 36 years and a lot of the original children have gone on to get degrees and move around the world.

Long must this work continue.