The hotel provided the group with free accommodation, fun and educational activities and a celebratory dinner organised in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Ya-hea magazine, a free Braille publication in Thai and English.
Nijjaporn Marprasert (center) welcomes young blind students to the Siam Bayview Hotel.
This unique CSR initiative was part of Sukosol Hotel’s commitment to helping society’s less privileged children by offering them an unforgettable field trip and helping them improve their social skills.
About The Pattaya Redemptorist School for Blind Children: The Pattaya Redemptorist School for Blind Children was founded after a young blind child was left at The Pattaya Orphanage. As there was not currently a local school specialising in such special needs, the orphanage’s patron, Father Ray, opened the school in 1986. Nowadays there are eleven such schools for blind children across the Kingdom of Thailand. The Pattaya chapter was founded with the help of Mrs Aurora Sribuapun, a renowned social worker who is herself blind and is now the school principal. With over 170 students boarding and studying for free, the school really is a life-saving haven for the lucky few.