Newsletter from the Independent Living Center
From the 30th of April until the 2nd of May our Parish in Rayong held a camping opportunity for some of our teenagers who were May 1, Jame, Ree, Sai and Fern 1. We thank Fr. Somsak and Fr. Sompob from the church in Rayong, very much for this opportunity for our children. Naturally our children enjoyed the time away very much and want to go again next year.
On the 4th – 6th of May, all the teenagers went to a camping with the children from the Camillian Social Center and the children from the Lorenzo Home went to a resort at Pratumtane.
Our teenagers were very happy to learn more, to receive the harmony, to understand about their life and meet many new friends. Thank you to the Catholic Committee for promoting HIV/AIDS activities.
On the 6th of May, after the teenagers finished the camping trip, Fr. Phakavee took everybody to visit Dream World Park. It is the one of the parks in Thailand that helps our center and they didn’t receive a fee from our foundation. Thank you to the owners of Dream World Park very much for their help.
On the 9th of May, we congratulated some of our teenagers who are receiving a certificate after the catholic teaching course ended.. Thank you to Fr. Andrew for his sacrifice.
On the 13th of May, some of the teenagers had the opportunity go and to dance at a party organized by HIV/AIDS catholic committee at Lat Krabang Pastoral Center. Everybody in the party was very excited and amazed with our show, because our teenagers performed a very nice dance according to. Fr. Giovanni.
On the 14th of May, all the teenagers welcomed the 30 visitors who came to a meeting of the Catholic Network in Asia and Pacific. (It was an exposure visit) The Independent Living Center is the only one Center of it’s type in the Asia to accommodate teenagers who are HIV/AIDS from the mother. The teenagers took the visitors for a tour around the house.
On the 17th of May, we welcomed 1Father and 2 Brothers who came from the Philippine to our Center. They came to visit us because they need to know more and learn about positive attitude in order to start some activities for the raising number of people in need in Philippines. Everybody enjoyed eating dinner at the Independent Living Center together.
On the 25th of May, the teenagers had an opportunity to organize a Leave Party for Br. Vutichai because he will go back to continue his studies at Sampran in Nakonpratom.
During the last year that he has lived with us, he trained people in using musical instrument particularly our teenagers and worker in the PCU (Palliative Care Unit).
Thank you to Brother very much for his helps.
On the 29th of May, all the teenagers had to receive training about the problems related to the use of addictive drugs.The training was organized by a group of people who are working to eradicate the drug problem in Thailand. The teenagers had to know the evil of narcotics and know how to avoid them.
On the 30th of May, all the teenagers join the celebration with 5 children from our center who receive the First Holy Communion. Which is a very important step in the life of a catholic in the Church.
After Holy Mass, all the teenagers had opportunity to talk with Fr. Giovanni about what they did on they holiday? What they got to know during the training? And talk about Thailand’s politics at the moment.
Independent Living Center
10/9 Sukhumvit Road. Soi Nackautid 46 Maptaphut Meaung Rayong 21150
Tel 038- 608218 Fax 038-608236