Category Archives: Activity

First Week at School

Thirty-five out of the registered forty-two students have shown up in the first week of academic year 2017 of Sotpattana School for the Deaf.  Among the 11 new kids this year, some are yet to arrive from other provinces, while a 3-year-old from the Pattaya Orphanage is settling in as a boarder.

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New School Year 2017

At the start of the new academic year 2017, fifty children of the Pattaya Orphanage go to 21 different educational institutions in Thailand.  Of this number, 10 kids take in-house early childhood education, 15 are in 13 different boarding schools, and the remaining 25, including young Fuse and Hope, are day students at seven schools in and around Pattaya.

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Partying

The extended Panaram Family from Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Bangkok, hosted a special Chinese-style meal for members of the Pattaya Orphanage on the occasion of the 53rd wedding anniversary of Mr. Kobkit and his wife Boonruang.. We took this opportunity to congratulate our children and staff members whose birthday anniversaries fall between February and May, welcome Sr. Maneerat Chotiphon back to our home for her new mission, and thank the Maryvit Educational Institution and Rue Mai Restaurant for their constant support to our children.. May God continue to bless our benefactors and all of us..

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Lychee Shake

Thanks to Mother Joan of Arc Phayao Thavornvong for sending lovely lychees all the way from Chiang Rai to the Orphanage, members of our home very much enjoyed the juicy fruits.. A group of kids under Teacher Koong’s supervision took this opportunity to learn about making lychee shake.. The refreshing drink was shared with the elders of our home and the young cooks happily received many thumbs-up signs in return..

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Welcoming New Sister

Members of the Pattaya Orphanage, led by Mother Superior Sr. Supattra Nonthasuwan, gladly welcomed Sr. Maneerat Chotiphon, for her third assignment at our home.. On this occasion, the party from Mary Vitthaya School Kabinburi, led by Sr. Phanida Suksamran, School Director, accompanied Sr. Noi to our home and donated education fund towards children in our care..

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Religious Practice

On Visakha Bucha Day, school-aged children of the Pattaya Orphanage practised their religion by visiting Nong Or Buddhist Monastery in Central Pattaya with their supervising teachers, learning from the sermon of the abbot, applying gold leaves on Buddha images for the days of their births, and joining the Wian Thian ceremony around the main shrine..

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Through Gardening

During the school vacation, Teacher Nikorn supervised children from different groups in doing garden work, especially growing chemical-free vegetables, and making the most of their time.. After two months, the kids have learned how to work responsibly in teams to prepare the plots, growing the vegetables, watering, weeding, and harvesting the produce. The fresh Chinese cabbage and chili pepper are admired by all members of the Orphanage..

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To the Late King

School-aged kids of the Pattaya Orphanage, along with their supervising teachers and administration, traveled to the Grand Palace in Bangkok for the first time in their lives to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  Despite the tremendous heat and the long queue, they were deeply grateful to the Sjolander Family and their friends in Sweden, for the absolutely impressive experience that no other trips could compare..

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With Grateful Thanks

Following the announcement of the Lovers of the Cross at Chanthaburi Congregation, Sr. Oranoot Anamwong, RN completed her 5-year assignment at the Pattaya Orphanage and was moving to the Lovers of the Cross Novitiate in Si Racha.. Rev. Michael and some of our members expressed our thanks to her great service as our nurse over the years and wished her the very best in her new mission.. Hope to see you again every now and then..

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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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