Redemptorist School for Blind hosts fundraiser June 25

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Magic tricks by blind kids and a comedy show will highlight a fundraiser for Pattaya’s Redemptorist School for the Blind June 25.

Thawatchai Pradithphan, president of the school’s parents club, announced the fundraiser at the Ambassador City Hotel in Jomtien Beach at an April 6 press conference.

Thawatchai Pradithphan, president of the school’s parents club, announces that magic tricks by blind kids and a comedy show will highlight a fundraiser for Pattaya’s Redemptorist School for the Blind June 25.
Thawatchai Pradithphan, president of the school’s parents club, announces that magic tricks by blind kids and a comedy show will highlight a fundraiser for Pattaya’s Redemptorist School for the Blind June 25.

Thawatchai said the club is trying to raise money for a new braille printer as well as other student and teaching media. The school’s existing printer is old and breaking down and a new one costs 800,000 baht.

The club president pointed out that printing the essential braille books the blind students need is nearly 7 times more expensive than printed books for the sighted. Normal books cost about 150 baht to print but a braille edition costs 1,000 baht.

The fundraiser will feature a comedy show and magic acts by blind students.

Tickets for the 1:30-4:30 p.m. fundraiser are available for 1,000 baht from the Redemptorist School for the Blind. For more information, call 038-225-479 or 081-329-0788.