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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Letter from Thailand: meet the new baby in Khao Lak
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¬†A new baby arrived at Baan Tharn Namchai Orphanage in Khao Lak last week. He was abandoned by his desperate mother who couldn't look after him and threatened to do away with him. It is nearly three years since the sea swept in over this part of Thailand, killing thousands, both Thais and foreign visitors, but the tragedy continues, with people still only beginning to learn to live with the pain and the trauma. In this case, our friend Rotjana welcomed the child to the Orphanage, which may have saved his life and his mother's too . You can meet him by clicking on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_D2ZgshzMM The Orphanage in Khao Lak is home to many such children. Some are orphans of the tsunami. Others have parents who, for many reasons, cannot look after them anymore. Most of the hundreds of homeless babies we helped immediately after the Tsunami have been happily resettled with their families, but in Baan Tharn Namchai we have some of those who lost parents, and some whose parents are still suffering. They still need help, and will do for years to come. Rotjana and her devoted staff do their best, but they need our help to pay the grocery bill each week. Many of you have already been very generous. Can you now help sponsor the children in Khao Lak? Sponsorship is £15 a month, and you will receive at least two updates a year on your child. It's the best way for us to be able to plan effectively for the future, to give the children the security and love which is their right. It gives you a more personal perspective on our work, with the satisfaction of following a child's progress through life. In five years' time the baby in the film will be going to school and playing with his friends. He will have regained a childhood and a future, and it's thanks to people like you. Please email Hayley at hhamilton@pattayaorphanage.org.uk for more information.
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