The Fountain of Life used its annual celebration to also fete the shelter’s winning of an “outstanding beneficial organization” award.
Sister Jiemjit Thumpichai welcomed representatives of the Jesters Care 4 Kids organization, Pattaya International Ladies Club and other charity organizations to the Dec. 13 party. Youngsters from the Ban Jing Jai orphanage, Mercy Center and Children’s Protection and Development Center also attended.
The party featured stage performances from children, lunch and gifts from Santa Claus. Parents and the charity groups also donated daily necessities.
Caretaker Jiemjit said that even though the gifts were small, they make the children feel normal. Many, she explained, have poor parents who often have little time to care for them, let alone the opportunity or time to participate in these activities with children.
Fountain of Life children give a stage performance of the ‘Origin of Mother Mary’.
Sister Jiemjit said the occasion was also to mark the center’s award from the Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups as one of the outstandingly beneficial groups in society for those in need.
The center will receive the award from HRH Princess Soamsawalee at the end of December.
Little ones give a fun ‘Aye Bo Rak’ (I don’t love you) performance.
Sister Jiemjit Thumpichai welcomes guest to the Fountain of Life annual Christmas gala.
Santa Claus distributes gifts to thankful, but sometimes wary children.
Representatives from PILC present daily necessities to parents.
Assumption students give their rendition of the Gangnam Style
After lunch it’s time for an ice cream treat.
A new friend forever.
‘Thaharn Kenth Ro Rak’ (soldier waiting for love) is performed by Kindergarten 3 children from the Fountain of Life Center.
Santa arrives bearing gifts for the children.