Baan Than Namchai or Orphanage was established after a natural disaster, the greatest and never happened before in Thailand, on December 26, 2004. Everyone will remember the terrible loss of six provinces in southern Thailand, Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Trang and Satun. This loss was not worth, because of the loss of life. We are not asking people where to go after dead, we have never got the answers that where to, but life is still, a child who was orphaned a few minutes since the Indian Ocean tsunami hammed into the Adman Sea coastline of Thailand.
Ms. Rotjana Phreasrithong, was permitted by, the Secretary-General of Duang Prateep Foundation, Prateep Ungsongtham Hata to be a volunteer to work with. The initial activities and care for orphans. Prateep managed it very quickly in just 2 weeks by sending someone down to help the victims. She divided into three major sections
- The rehabilitation and mental recovery of the disaster victims by, using fairy tales and puppet show.
- Accommodate to child victims and their families.
- To promote long-term occupation to the community.
Experience and expertise in children’s activity, in our tent, there were children and community people visit to sit and talk to current residents to relax and take the children to play. Later, it developed into a group of housewives. A sewing and batik work to earn money while we were camping with the difficulties of the wind, the sky, and many reptiles.
We have wonderful men and women with compassion named Peter Baines and Gill Wille. The two of them came to us several times for up to two years; they remain at the tent and did not decrease but increase. Both are coordinated with Thai Capital Market Organizations to build the first house. Since then, the work of the project will enhance and expand rapidly. Until Prateep saw that we should separate the work by establishing the new organization, Baan Than Namchai Foundation, And is intended to lighten the burden of care for orphans and the community in education and child development, sustainable, and this is the background of BNC.
Our works & activities are divided into five parts:
Kindergarten was set up to lighten the burden of parents who need time off to work and raise their children themselves took the children to leave to our schools. Currently, children between the ages of one and a half years to 4 years were 30 kids. Courses taught by the school system’s software by the teacher in Montessori System. Sasinan Nilchansiri, who has childhood professionals as consultants. And training of teaching to our teachers and mentors.
It is home for orphans and abandoned children. Although some children have a mother or father, but there are many factors that parents have abandoned the child in the care of the BNC. At this house must live by rules that they helped set up and strictly adhered to. Children must be to develop and grow properly. After the child will be a good citizen of society. Currently, there are children living in 74 male 29 female 45.
After the wave passed, but people still need to live, many people think that have to change the occupation of fishing to do something else because it feared the sea. BNC hasI started to teach children and their batik painting. Works out to be acceptable to the people who see it, if we have no experience of art, but it takes very little time. The first production was sold out pretty much as everyone wanted to help the victims, but later the sales began to decline. The fabric was not pretty, but no one is buying. We have an idea that will be processed into a bag and cut a shirt to sell. Currently, we have expanded into our career. Both children and people skills are outstanding and sold in aboard such as in the United States. Children will produce a variety of cards. Women’s groups to produce bags, shirts, pads, plates, dolls, and other professions to become a sustainable community for residents and children who are living with us.
4.Nithan Caravan pupet troupe
The retreat held at the tsunami victims. Nithan caravan puppet trope performance and story telling for children to watch as six of 30 provinces provincial schools. The kids visit the puppet. Each school is about 100-200. Numbers of children who attend the shows were about almost 20,000 people. This is the basis of conditioning the minds of children. The results obtained are as follows.
(1) Children can relax.
(2) Children have a more far-reaching imagination
(3) Children gain knowledge of the puppet show.
(4) Child courage to think and express themselves in a good way.
Although there are no more waves, but the story continues to generate heat for enjoyment and awareness for children and youth strategy. 4.) Child courage to think and express themselves in a good way. If you want to support the activities of the puppet. You can donate by way of an intermediary; we will bring happiness to give to the children of your own.
Scholarships to children who want to study but the family is encouraged to continue. The foundation to burden their parents and encourage children to study in a higher level. The children who live in the foundation will be educated to graduate everyone. Children who do not have the opportunity. The Foundation invited. Currently, there are children who have received scholarships from the Foundation of 60 scholarships are divided into the following levels of education.
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