The orphaned children at the Camillian Childcare
Center come from very poor circumstances or have
been abandoned at a local hospital. They have
been referred to the Center through the
Government’s Social Welfare Department, whom we
work closely with. Many of the children arrive
in the AIDS stage of the infection and with the
proper care and nourishment they have returned
to living with HIV.
Our activities for the benefit of orphaned
children living with HIV/AIDS began in January
1996. The children need special care and
attention because of the effects of the virus
and the side effects of the medicine. Presently,
there are sixty nine (69) children in our care.
Forty (40) children live at our main Center,
seventeen (17) live at the Independent Living
Center and twelve (12) live at the Garden of
Eden. Amongst these children, there are sixteen
(16) children who are not HIV positive but their
lives are affected because their parents are
living with HIV/AIDS.
The fifty three (53) HIV positive children are
receiving the anti-retroviral treatment and are
enrolled in the Government’s Pediatric Access to
Care (PATC) program.
The Camillian Childcare Center provides literacy
classes to six (6) children who are unable to
attend the local schools at this time. These
classes will enable the children to eventually
attend schools in the local area. Sixty three
(63) of the children are attending classes in
seven local schools. The youngest child is only
2 years old and stays with her mother.
Like all children, those living with HIV/AIDS
are entitled to the best treatment and to a good
quality of life, full of happiness. The children
participate in activities and outings that are
meant to broaden the children’s view of the
world, to help develop a positive attitude to
life and to improve their physical,
psychological and intellectual well being.
I heard in late 2010 was that Nat on the
left above had greatly improved since
this photo was taken in June 2010.
Right : A day out at the beach
sponsored by Mark Allsop who sponsors
Right : A Big Day at Big C on the 15th
of December 2009 sponsored by the
Jackalope Golfing Club and the Jesters.
Middle : Pairs
of sisters watching a little TV before
Sunday lunch. All but Nue2 on the left
in the photo at the top right attends
local school. Nue2 has been with us
since the 11th of February
2010 and at the time she arrived she had
to be taken around the center in a wheel
chair. I am very glad to say that she is
beating all the odd and is very much
better in the summer of 2010.
Right Nat and Ben : Nat
has only arrived at our center today the
23rd of June 2010 with his
mother, from the small town just 6
kilometers from the center. Tomorrow he
will be going to the hospital in
Bangkok. Now that we have been ask to
help we can only try.
arrived here in the last half of 2009
and was very poorly at the time
suffering with a massive mouth infection
and was admitted directly into the PCU,
5 days later he was eating normally and
has not look back since that time.
decide to support this project, donations may be
sent directly to the:
St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand,
Bank of Ayudhya
Map-Ta-Phut Branch Rayong
Account Number 229-1-29336-3 (AYUDTHBK).