Austrian ambassador visits 2 Pattaya child shelters

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Austrian Ambassador HE Enno Drofenik visited two Pattaya-area children’s shelters, donating cash and learning about their mission to aid orphans and street kids.

HE Enno, Consul General Rudolf Hofer and Rotarian Petr Juracek called on the Anti-Trafficking & Child Abuse Center Sept. 23, with Juracek donating 6,000 euros from the Rotary Club International Vienna District 1910.

Director Parisorn Noja and some of the children back from school thanked the Austrian for his donation, which will go toward construction of new facilities.

Austrian Ambassador HE Enno Drofenik (back row center) is flanked by HHN Thailand Director Rachada Chomjinda and Pattaya Blatt Executive Editor Elfi Seitz, along with children and carers at the Child Protection & Development Center during the welcoming ceremony,

Two new houses already were ready to be opened, and Ambassador Drofenik did the honors by cutting the ribbon on the facilities.

The ambassador continued on to the Child Protection & Development Center where Human Help Network Thailand Director Radchada Chomjinda greeted him with children giving the ambassador a flower wristband.

Rachada Chomjinda explains the founding and function of the CPDC, including how the center can help provide children of foreign construction workers with schooling.

The two discussed how the CPDC can help provide children of foreign construction workers with schooling. Ambassador Drofenik also heard more about a program run with the Japanese embassy and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to educate parents and children on how to avoid pedophiles.

Visibly moved, the ambassador pledged to talk to the UN agency about contributing.