Government Savings Bank donated 100,000 baht to the Father Ray Foundation to help build a vocational-training center for the disabled.
Bank Managing Director Angkhana Pilanowat Chimanas presented foundation President Rev. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul and Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities Director Udomchok Churut with the donation Feb. 7. Bank employees also provided lunch for more than 100 children and disabled students.
The cash will be used to construct a four-story vocational-training center on the Redemptorist Center for Children with Special Needs campus.
“This activity is a good opportunity for executives and employees of GHB to participate in doing good for the society,” Angkhana said. “This is an activity that we conduct to celebrate the month of love and is also our resolution, which we have made into a policy, to take responsibility for the society and environment in regards to simultaneous development of society and education.”
Angkhana Pilanowat Chimanas (center right), MD of the Government Housing Bank, presents a 100,000 baht donation to Father Pattarapong Srivorakul (center left), president of the Father Ray Foundation, to add to the vocational training building fund.
“GHB and the Father Ray Foundation have always had a good relationship and it has always sponsored us,” Udomchok said. “We need more resources to help children and stimulate their development. I believe this is an important part to help sustain the society, empower the children and disabled as when they came to us.”
Construction began on the new center in November. It will consist of a development room, daily-skills training, music room, computer room, library, vocational-preparation room and vocational-training room with tools to increase skills within various courses such as technology officer, office work, parts production, services, crafts and handwork. The target is to provide personal training to 330 individuals per year.