Category Archives: Activity

Pickled Mango


When Teacher Koong brought green mangos from her hometown in the South, they were popular for only those who love sour taste. To sweeten the mangos while teaching the kids home economics outside the kitchen of the Pattaya Orphanage, the teacher showed her charges how to preserve the fruits. The children helped peel, wash, and cut the mangos into small pieces under close supervision.. Pieces of mango were dipped in salted water for three days and followed by dipping in syrup for another day. Everyone enjoyed the picked mango very much..

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Pattaya’s Songkran


On Wan Lai Day, which falls on the 19th of April of each year, children and staff members of the Pattaya Orphanage annually have fun splashing water on passers-by at the front entrance of our home.. The ones with joyful memory and experience of the past years helped the pre-school kids, who joined the fun for the first time, aim water guns at others. Extreme heat of the summer month did not deter young people. May our hearts be always refreshed..

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Thai New Year & Family Day 2560


The Pattaya Orphanage Family, along with our neighbours and volunteers, celebrated the traditional Thai New Year and Family Day with a procession of Miss Songkran, a blessing and welcome ceremony, and the award presentation to children with high academic achievement and good conducts.  The honoured students included young Rainbow, August, Roong-Arun, Joom, Kantana, and James, whose average grades were between 3.0 and 4.0.  A special reward on perseverance went to young Ming who is still in New Zealand.  It’s a double joy when the Becker, Burghaus, and Klotz Families from Germany and their adopted kids, including Supphamit, Pongsiri, Poramaporn, and Duangjai, could join the event during their visit to Thailand..  May our big family be blessed with happiness, good health, and fulfillment..

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Jade & Jewels Dessert


Having completed their summer tuition with sessions on different languages and typing, school-aged children at the Pattaya Orphanage now have time for other activities.  The group in Teacher Koong’s care was interested in preparing a dessert they have never tasted. After viewing a video clip introducing necessary preparation and steps to follow, the teacher helped them find raw materials and made sure they carefully used the knives and cooker. Our little cooks are very proud of the sweets..

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Holiday Activities


For nearly four weeks, children who are not required to join the summer programmes at their schools, spent 1-2 hours each weekday to brush up their English and Chinese languages.. Thanks to teachers Geri from Scotland, Zoe from China, Lisalee from Denmark, as well as Hannah and Chris from Germany, for your time and talents. To sum up the past weeks, all the kids went through the four stations with fun while reviewing what they have learned in the past weeks.. Special thanks to Khun Geri’s daughter Rebecca, for helping us again.. Happy Thai New Year to all..

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With Love & Gratitude


To express our love and gratitude to Rev. Joseph Yutthichai Panchasap, a great friend and benefactor of the Pattaya Orphanage who passed away one year ago, the Pattaya Orphanage organized a Memorial Mass celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Laurence Thienchai Samanchit. On this occasion, Most Rev. Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana, Bishop of the Diocese of Chiang Mai, kindly blessed Fr. Yutthichai’s museum, which was set up in our home to display a variety of his collection. Thanks to the two bishops, diocesan priests, representatives of the Lovers of the Cross Congregation, neighbours, and especially the Panchasap Family and for joining us. Rest in peace, Father.. And May God bless all of us..

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Refreshing Green


The much delayed hydroponic growing system project, supported by St. Ursula’s College, Kingsgrove, Sydney, Australia, was completed in February in the garden of the Pattaya Orphanage.. Teacher Tiew and her charges were enthusiastic in growing the vegetables again in the strong structure. They continued to learn the techniques of growing and caring for the veggies.. After five weeks during which children took turn to check the water, nutrient solutions, etc., the team harvested fresh and crispy Green Oak, Red Oak, and Green Butterhead for the kitchen to cook for all. A portion was set aside for sale at 40 Baht/pack of three. The fund will help them continue with the all-year-round plantation.. Our grateful thanks to all concerned..

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Congratulating James


At the graduation of James Nathaphon from Aksorn Pattaya Technological College, with a higher vocational certificate, representatives of the Pattaya Orphanage, led by Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak and Ms. Suwanna Cheownawin, joined the commencement ceremony at his college. The “Tharasil” family of Rue Mai Restaurant, where James has been doing part-time work, also congratulated him and the Pattaya Orphanage for another success. Wishing James the very best..

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Older male teenagers of the Pattaya Orphanage were keen to cook, so Teacher Biw helped them learn by making pancakes in one of the vacant classrooms during the vacation. For this first cooking lesson, the finished dish looked and tasted very good. Each of the elders of our home had a bite, gave them encouraging thumbs up, and hoped a more portion could be prepared next time.

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Fattening Bank Account


From their daily pocket money, school-aged children at the Pattaya Orphanage are encouraged to save a bit each day and put in their piggy banks. Their savings may also come from their sponsors and visitors to our home. Kids in primary school levels counted their savings at the end of the second school term and had big smiles on their faces when Teacher Koong came back from making deposits in their personal accounts.

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