Rotarians pledge 10 million baht to HHN

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HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda welcomed Hans Gunther Muller and Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen to the HHN’s Drop-In Center Nov. 12 along with other RCES members and friends.
HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda welcomed Hans Gunther Muller and Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen to the HHN’s Drop-In Center Nov. 12 along with other RCES members and friends.

The Rotary Club of the Eastern Seaboard and three of its members independently pledged 10 million baht over five years to support the Human Help Network Thailand’s shelters and projects.

HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda welcomed Hans Gunther Muller and Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen to the HHN’s Drop-In Center Nov. 12 along with other RCES members.

Radchada thanked the donors, who have pledged 2 million baht a year in support over the next five years to fund the Child Protection and Development Center, Drop-In Center and ASEAN Education Center, plus its other outreach projects. The de Vaan-Goosens also are the main sponsors of a Rotary global grant for the Education for Migrant Children project.

The Dutch couple raised its contribution through their de Vaan-Goosen Foundation while Muller sponsored through his HGM Education Fund. RCES used funds from its Martin Brands Memorial Fund, named after the club’s late founding president.

The money will aid 75 at-risk children at the CPDC, 88 children of migrant workers at the ASEAN Education and Drop-In centers, plus 50 kids being taught at construction worker camps, and 21 others enrolled in HHN’s Education Fund Project.

In addition to getting kids off the streets or out of abusive environments, HHN’s shelters also offer education, teach vocational skills such as growing organic vegetables, and run education vans to migrant-worker camps.

HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda presents a token of her appreciation to Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen.
HHN Director Radchada Chomjinda presents a token of her appreciation to Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen.
The children welcome their guests with flower garlands.
The children welcome their guests with flower garlands.
(L to R) Rodney Charman, Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen, and Hans Gunther Muller listen to their guest speaker.
(L to R) Rodney Charman, Jan and Renee de Vaan-Goosen, and Hans Gunther Muller listen to their guest speaker.
The children perform a lovely traditional dance for the honored guests.
The children perform a lovely traditional dance for the honored guests.