Eight Pattaya disabled students landed jobs when the Father Ray Foundation joined Advanced Information Services’ call center employment program.
Father Ray Vice President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri and AIS CEO Vichian Mekhtrajarn announced the expansion of the telecom provider’s nationwide program to accept the eight students from the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities March 16.
The eight new employees pose with their new bosses and friends during the announcement.
“I am glad for the eight disabled students who received this opportunity,” said Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. “I express my extreme gratitude to AIS for giving the disabled a job to sustain themselves and help society seem them as individuals and not a liability. The program is an inspiration to everyone to continue working hard.”
Vichian said the AIS call center was launched in 2008 and has 21 from the Thailand Foundation for the Blind, eight from the Chiang Mai School for the Blind and eight deaf workers from the AIS’s Bangkok office.
“I believe that disabled individuals have potential and quality in working as I have been operating this project for the last five years,” Vichan said. “I would like society to open more opportunities for these individuals to prove themselves as equals.”