French ambassador visits Pattaya Orphanage

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France’s ambassador to Thailand brought gifts for children and offers of assistance to administrators during a visit to the Pattaya Orphanage.

H.E. Thierry Viteau and his aides met with Director Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak and Human Help Network Thailand head Radchada Chomjinda Sept. 18. Viteau also was welcomed by HHN Germany President Ewald Dietrich, two French volunteers and orphanage donor Jean Gral.

French Ambassador H.E. Thierry Viteau and his aides pose for a fun group photo with children and administrators of the Pattaya Orphanage.French Ambassador H.E. Thierry Viteau and his aides pose for a fun group photo with children and administrators of the Pattaya Orphanage.

The ambassador brought presents for the orphans, as well as children visiting for the day from the Child Protection & Development Center and Sotpattana School for the Deaf.

Administrators led the ambassador on a tour while reviewing plans for development and future projects.

French Ambassador Thierry Viteau (center, holding water cup) visits a learning room at the orphanage.French Ambassador Thierry Viteau (center, holding water cup) visits a learning room at the orphanage.

Viteau also reaffirmed the embassy’s support in the pursuit of pedophiles after a French national was caught and deported back to France. HHN cooperated with Thai police in safeguarding four abused boys.

The ambassador pledged to return when the CPDC opens a new office building funded by a French donor.