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Aid means hope for kids

Through a generous corporate donation and an international support network, a Pattaya orphanage has found the means to bring relief and brighter prospects to more than 70 needy children

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Bernadette Morabito & Olivia Caisley
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The future is suddenly brighter for children in an orphanage that had long struggled for funding. From impoverished backgrounds with little parental direction, through turbulent histories and with little or no possessions, the more than 70 children at Baan Jing Jai in Pattaya had few prospects until the generosity of a Scandinavian company provided the funding that will go a long way towards securing their futures. 

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: Wallenius Wilhemlsen Logistics’s vice-president Trond Tonjum presents a cheque on behalf of his company to Baan Jing Jai orphanage.

Baan Jing Jai is one of many orphanages receiving no financial support from the government. The generosity of individuals in the community and donations from private companies provide a backbone of support. In November last year Wallenius Wilhemlsen Logistics (WWL), a Scandinavian shipping company, made a donation of five million baht. It was the final puzzle piece for the orphanage, the necessary gift to purchase land and build a more accommodating home for the children.

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