Nongprue Municipality (now City) covers a larger area than Pattaya and, as a consequence, has arguably more underprivileged and handicapped families requiring assistance in the area.
The mayor of Nongprue Municipality, Mai Chaiyanit is dedicated to helping those in need and introduced Parnam and her sister to the Pattaya Sports Club.
They live in a small Soi along Nernplabwan and, as you can see from the photographs, their home was falling down.
Nongprue officials, William Macy from the PSC and Parnam pose at the official unveiling.
The wooden beams were in a bad way, there was no front wall, no toilet or washing area and no electricity. To have a wash or go to the toilet, they had to use a neighbour’s facilities, which was not always convenient.
Parnam has severe learning difficulties and is unable to hold down any form of occupation. Her only income is the income that comes in from her sister.
The dwelling now has a new roof.
The mayor made contact with Pattaya Sports Club through Doctor Somchai, who is the deputy municipality clerk, to ask PSC to help. As you can see from the photographs, a drastic change has taken place and their home is now self contained with a front wall, a new secure roof, toilet facilities and electricity.
The municipality officials are always very grateful for any help that they receive and time is set aside for busy officials to show their appreciation.
To witness the changes made the mayor offered his apologies for his absence but deputy mayors Anak and Suwat, Dr Somchai and a number of other municipality officials made time in their busy schedules to attend, together with BTV and TMN television cameras.
Parnam and her sister no longer need to use the neighbor’s toilet and washing facilities.
A look at the house before work was done.