Top government officials and executives from Central Retail and the Father Ray Foundation announced the opening of the new center at a Nov. 22 press conference. Twenty disabled students will work at the facility, which will handle repair jobs for Central’s Power Buy and Homeworks chains. Thirteen students and graduates will work in the call center and seven will do actual repairs.
Local officials and executives from Central Retail and the Father Ray Foundation tour the new appliance repair center.
“I am happy for the disabled and thank Central Retail for giving priority to the government’s policy to aid the disabled,” said Sinee Jongjit, deputy chief of the Labor Ministry’s employment department.
“Central has fulfilled the lives of the disabled, giving Redemptorist School graduates the chance to get a job and show their potential,” said Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri, vice president of the Father Ray Foundation, which operates the school.
Nanthannaphat Aatteng, one of the center’s new employees, thanked Central for giving her the opportunity and have been well trained.
“The disabled do not want pity. We want equality,” Nanthannaphat said. “All disabled people should come out and show their potential. Don’t be shy. I believe that all disabled individuals have enough skill to work and can accomplish their goals.”