At a ceremony which took place on the first Saturday of December, sixty students from the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities received their graduation certificates.
On arrival at the school in 2012 the students were offered a variety of courses to study; Informational Technology, Electronic Repair, Business English and Informal Education.
After two years of study the students have learned new skills and gained knowledge, but they have also gained confidence and their self-esteem has grown.
Father Peter presents the certificates.
Students at the school come from all over the Kingdom. One such student was thirty year old Jim who arrived at the school in 2012 on what looked like a home made go-kart. Disabled since the age of two, he is unable to sit upright and although no primary or secondary school would accept him, he managed to attend classes at an Informal Education Center. At the Vocational School he studied Information Technology, successfully graduated and is now employed at a local hospital in his home province of Chumphon.
During the ceremony, three students were awarded extra accolades for being the best at what they do: Thitiwat Chinsongkram in Information System Development; Sakorn Patipa who studied Electronics; and Sureerat Sridech enrolled in Computer and Business Administration.
Almost three thousand students have graduated from the school since it first opened its doors in 1984. Not only have they gone on to find employment, they are being treated as equals, earning equal salaries and with equal rights.
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One of eight graduating electronic repair students.
One of the IT graduates.
Jim on his graduation day in 2014.
The way Jim arrived at the school back in 2012.
Thitiwat Chinsongkram was awarded best Information System Development student.
Sakorn Patipa received an award for being the best Electronics student.
Sureerat Sridech was rewarded for her hard work in becoming the best Computer and Business Administration student.
Graduates from the English Course.