Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sotpattana School for the Deaf

The Sotpattana School for the Deaf, located on the compound of the Pattaya Orphanage, is another project which has been supported by HHNFT for a long time. It had been set up in 1982 by Rev. Fr. Raymond A. Brennan who had also co-founded and managed the Pattaya Orphanage. The school approaches an issue of great importance: The promotion of deaf children. If neglected, those children would suffer an unhappy life and also cause problems to society. The school provides them with educational opportunities to help them in their communication with others and prepare them for higher communication, thus also alleviating the burden of the children’s parents.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this great and valuable institution a great party was set up to celebrate appropriately, solemnly just as well as hilariously. The celebration began in the morning when the guests of honor arrived. An exhibition allowed the numerous guests, families and friends of the students as well as benefactors, to learn about the daily life at the Sotpattana School. Indeed, all the children from the Child Protection and Development Center were present as well, participating in the party and enjoying an exciting day. Later on, a biblical service was held and awards presented to past and current school administrators and dedicated teachers as well as to supporters. After this formal celebration the fun part began: Kids of the Sotpattana School and the Pattaya Orphanage entertained the guests with great stage shows and what is more, everybody was invited to join a shared luncheon featuring traditional Thai food. Truly, the 30th anniversary of the Sotpattana School was an occasion to do both, commemorate and revere the dedication and admirable work of the people standing behind the school as well as enjoy and feast a cheerful party.
HHNFT would like to thank everybody who attended this party for contributing to the celebration and also use the occasion to express our highest respect to the directors, teachers and further employees at the Sotpattana School for the Deaf who provide deaf children with a hopeful future.
Finally, we would like to direct your attention to another great event organized to celebrate the occasion of the 30th anniversary. On October, the 6th, a charity musical show will take place at the Thai Alangkarn Theater featuring dancing shows by orphans and deaf children, but also the famous Extravaganza show by Thai Alangkarn Theater. All proceeds go to the “Education Fund” for orphaned and deaf children. Tickets are available in two categories, for prices of 500 and 1000 Baht. Supporters are also greatly welcome to sponsor tickets for unfortunate children who thus are given the opportunity to enjoy an amazing show, that is for them in particular a unique evening. For more information and to buy tickets, please us, via mail [email protected], or call 038-488-956 (or 038-416-426).