Pattaya, Thailand – July 2018. Dusit Thani Pattaya joined the nation as it celebrated the month of July, marking H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s birthday on 28 July. Celebrations began with an alms giving ceremony for nine monks from Djitthabhawan Temple in the early morning attended by management, staff and the hotel’s guests, led by Mr Neoh Kean Boon, General Manager. This was followed by an afternoon visit to the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind in Soi Na Klua 16 to deliver donations and host lunch for the children under the school’s care. The team distributed snacks and ice cream to the visually impaired children, who in turn expressed their appreciation to the delight of their visitors. This formed part of the ongoing CSR initiatives of the hotel to be part of the nationwide good deeds and well-wishing to honour the King on his birthday.
Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind was founded in 1986 by Father Ray, with the help of Mrs Aurora Sribuapan, a social worker who is herself blind, and who is now head teacher of the school. The Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind has educated over five hundred blind and visually impaired children since its opening. Graduating students have found employment and are now able to live an independent life.