Human Help Network Foundation Thailand celebrates 10th anniversary

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Austrian Ambassador H.E. Dr Eva Hager (left) offers her heartfelt greetings to Radchada Chomjinda, director of the HHNFT during the celebrations.
Austrian Ambassador H.E. Dr Eva Hager (left) offers her heartfelt greetings to Radchada Chomjinda, director of the HHNFT during the celebrations.

Austrian Ambassador H.E. Dr Eva Hager led the list of foreign and local dignitaries as the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand (HHNFT) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 27.

Radchada Chomjinda, director of the HHNFT was on hand to greet hundreds of guests and benefactors at the center’s Baan Euaree.

Happy benefactors and supporters together with the children wave the ‘love’ sign.
Happy benefactors and supporters together with the children wave the ‘love’ sign.

HHNFT Chairman Sorasith Soontornkes gave the opening remarks while foundation Deputy Director Samphan Akarapong­panitch said helping less-fortunate children is one of the best things anyone could do in this world.

“We established Baan Euaree on 10 rai of land as a children’s shelter in a rice field and cow farming. We started with two houses and now have many. We have a cafeteria, learning center, football field, five-rai agricultural field, roads and utilities,” he said.

The party was held to thank all of the HHNFT’s public and private sponsors and organizations that have helped it over the past decade.

“Without support from our benefactors, all of us and thousands of children would not have a good chance in society.”

In addition to speeches, sponsors operated booths with free food and drinks for everyone while CPDC kids put on stage performances and Kristy and Jonas performed a concert of the most popular Isan and English songs.

Plaques of appreciation were presented to sponsors and benefactors.

The HHN Foundation Thailand is an NGO registered under Thai law, promoting sustainable human, social and economic development.

Founded in May 2008 in Pattaya, it focuses on issues related to children and adolescents. It operates the Child Protection and Development Center for street children and support the Pattaya Orphanage, as well as the Sotpattana School for the Deaf and other projects. Together those projects provide help, a home, an education and a future for almost 300 ill, orphaned, or disabled children and street children in Thailand. Their outreach work in the streets of Pattaya touches hundreds more.

(l-r) Ewald Dietrich, founder of HHNFT, Andrea Pernkopf, Director, Lufthansa/HelpAlliance, Germany, H.E. Dr. Eva Hager and HHNFT Chairman Sorasith Soontornkes are delighted with the proceedings.
(l-r) Ewald Dietrich, founder of HHNFT, Andrea Pernkopf, Director, Lufthansa/HelpAlliance, Germany, H.E. Dr. Eva Hager and HHNFT Chairman Sorasith Soontornkes are delighted with the proceedings.

Together with partners, HHN focuses on rising general awareness concerning global questions of development based on human justice and respect for the environment. It also promotes voluntary work as a global learning experience and expression of personal commitment for a better world.

Dignitaries at HHNFT 10th Anniversary Celebrations
H.E. Dr. Eva Hager Austrian Ambassador
Rudolf Hofer Austrian/German Honorary Consul
Andrea Pernkopf Director, Lufthansa/HelpAlliance, Germany
Katja Mueller Corporate Officer of Lufthansa Germany
Ewald Dietrich President HHN Germany
Birgit Hackenjos Fundraising, HHN Germany
Bernhard Muramira Director, HHN Rwanda, Africa
Leopold Ruzibiza Asst. Director HHN Rwanda, Africa
Hans Mueller & Princess Iris of Saxony
Vorapoth Phong-Lee Pattaya City Hall
Ce-eff Krueger Co-Founder, HHN Germany
Ferenc Fricsay
Michael Weera Phangrak Director, Pattaya Orphanage
Suwanna Chiewnawin Director of Child Welfare, OR
Pattarapong Srivorakul Chairman Fr. Ray Foundation
Sorasit Soonthornkes Chairman, HHNFT
Samphan Akrapongpanich Vice Chairman, HHNFT
Sopin Thappajak Board Member, HHNFT
Suttikorn Jearpaitoon Owner of Thai Alangkarn Theatre

 

 

List of Benefactors
H.E. Dr. Eva Hager Ambassador of the Republic of Austria
Hans Mueller HGM Education Fund
Adam Clark Sponsor
Andrea Pernkopf Director, Lufthansa/Help Alliance, Germany
Apitha Ruengdej Second Former Director of CPDC
Arno Glasmacher MD Avana Hotel Laem Chabang
Brian Songhurst President, Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard
Bunlue Kullavanich Pattaya Deputy Mayor
Carl Dyson & Khun Joy Senior Member & Finance, RCES
Ce-eff Krueger Co-Founder, Human Help Network, Germany
Chalermkwan Chutima Director, Upstream Family-Community
Learning Ctr
Dr. Belen Phangmuengdee Sponsor
Dr. Margret Deter Rotary Club of Dolphin Pattaya
International
Dr. Otmar Deter Charter President, Rotary Dolphin
International
Dr. Ruediger Munzert Managing Director, Lufthansa Services
(Thailand)
Edy Scheffmacher President Scheffmacher, Switzerland
Elfi Seitz Editor in Chief, Pattaya Blatt & Pattaya
Mail
Ewald Dietrich House Symbolic
Ferenc Fricsay & Khun Chan Past President Rotary Eastern Seaboard
Gerrit Niehaus & Madame Anselma MD and Owner, Thai Garden Resort
Hansi Huber Sponsor
Heiko Klimanschewsky Sponsor
Jan Abbink & Khun Ket Secretary & Finance, RCES
Janjira Thaibundith Head of Social Development, Chonburi
Joachim Klemm President, Classic Car Friends Pattaya
Judith & Les Edmonds Pattaya Classical Music
Katharina Schmidt Project Coordinator of Lufthansa ProTeam
Maneeya Engelking President, Rotary Dolphin Pattaya
International
Martin Koller Classic Car Friends Pattaya
Ngamjit (Noi) Emmerson Charity Chairperson, Pattaya Sports Club
Nittaya Patimasongkroh Past Chairwoman, YWCA, Bangkok – Pattaya
Center
Pamela Proto & Ashley Syms President & Co-Founder of 3 L Foundation
Parisorn Noja First and Former Director of CPDC
Pattama Chancheow Director, Social Welfare Dept. Nongprue
Municipal
Praichit Jetapai Chairwoman, YWCA, Bangkok -Pattaya Center
Praphan Kangkiree First Former Manager of Drop-In Center
Pratheep S. Malhotra MD Pattaya Mail & President of Pattaya
Sports Club
Rapnarong Seekaew Representative of Jean Gral
Sirikarn Thanawatdechakul Third Former Director of CPDC
Sopin Thappajak House Symbolic
Suttikorn Jearpaitoon Owner of Thai Alangkarn Theatre
Wannuwat Mungkornsaengkaew Huay Yai Municipality