Fountain of Life Center celebrates year-end holidays

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The Fountain of Life Children’s Center celebrated the year-end holidays with a party for sponsors who funded the day-care center’s restroom renovations.

Sisters Joan Gormley and Jiemjit Thamapichai, the center’s director, hosted the Dec. 18 event, which opened with Lewis Underwood charity chairman of Jesters Care for Kids, and William Macey, chairman of the Pattaya Sports Club, cutting the ribbon the 200,000 baht restrooms.

Sister Joan Gormley (left) and Sister Jiemjit Thumpichai (right) thank the sponsors of the new facilities.Sister Joan Gormley (left) and Sister Jiemjit Thumpichai (right) thank the sponsors of the new facilities.

Fountain of Life kids took to the stage to perform Christmas shows and musical numbers for the sponsors. They re-enacted the birth of Jesus Christ, did dances from swing to tribal dances, a show in honor of HM the Queen and a women’s show.

Children perform the Nativity.Children perform the Nativity.

“This event was organized to bring happiness to all benefactors for having sponsored us,” Jiemjit said. “We are an organization that helps children lacking opportunities in society in Pattaya and these children are increasing in number. Hence, we cannot work alone and must work as a network with other organizations to help these children. We are grateful to the cooperation we have received.”

Mary Pierce from PILC distributes gifts to the children after their stage performances.Mary Pierce from PILC distributes gifts to the children after their stage performances.

The Fountain of Life Children’s Center is a Catholic-backed non-governmental organization which runs a day center for children at risk and provides education, health care, counseling, therapy, documentation and preparation for children to enter government school at 7 years old.

3&4 year old children perform dances for the audience.3&4 year old children perform dances for the audience.

This little one received a stuffed animal as a reward for his stage performance.This little one received a stuffed animal as a reward for his stage performance.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.