The Camillian missionaries came to Thailand in the early 1950’s to provide poor people with medical treatment. With the same spirit of “caring for the sick as a mother cares for her sick child” the Camillian missionaries are still a presence in Thailand and are still dedicated to caring and serving the sick.
After 15 years of working with orphaned children living with HIV/AIDS in Rayong, under Fr. Giovanni Contarin's supervision we opened a new center in 2008 for Children Living with Disabilities in Lat Krabang, Bangkok. This allows each child to receive more specialized care. The intention is to integrate HIV Positive orphaned children living with disabilities, children living with multiple disabilities and normal children from poor backgrounds to live as a family.
The Center is designed to be a model in all aspects of helping people living with disabilities. In addition to our orphanage, we provide a day care service for children living with disabilities from the local area to help support needy families, operate a training program for them to give them the social skills needed to improve their quality of life, work for advocacy within the municipality of Bangkok through a networking office and operate an education program for trainers and therapists.
All of our children receive daily therapy, educational and life skill classes by our professionally trained staff. Currently we are providing care for 23 children with hopes to increase to 60 once more financial support becomes available.
The Camillian missionaries came to Thailand in the early 1950’s to provide poor people with medical treatment. With the same spirit of “caring for the sick as a mother cares for her sick child” the Camillian missionaries are still a presence in…