Saturday 14th October saw the opening of a new dormitory building at the Anti-Trafficking and Child Abuse Centre in Nong Prue. The building was the initiative of the members of the YWCA Bangkok Pattaya and will accommodate 40 children. This will enable the centre to replace flood-damaged buildings and eventually accommodate an extra 10-15 children.
Currently there are 42 children at the Centre almost evenly divided between girls and boys. They are mainly Thai children, although among them are children from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. In total, the project cost almost one million baht and while thanking the donors Noi, President of Pattaya YWCA, and initiator of the project made special mention of the Jesters donation as it was the final B50, 000 to enable them to achieve their target.
Jesters have had a long association with this Centre. In the past we have financed accommodation units, supplied sports equipment and funded school expenses for some of the children. We are proud to have been small part of this latest project.