We conduct a weekly program at Ban Dek On Ransit Babies’ Home geared to prepare Thai orphans who are to be adopted by foreign families. The aim of the program is to provide lessons and experiences that will enable them to more easily adjust to their new environments.
Language basics are obviously important, and we teach English in a variety of ways - with games, books, stories, skits, flash cards, songs, videos, etc.
Along with this there is also the important aspect of socialization that includes excursions and field trips to a foreign family's home, a meal at a hotel, a visit to the supermarket and the airport, and so forth.
A government orphanage located at Klong five in Thanyaburi houses approximately 200 abandoned babies and young children. For several years now our volunteer staff has participated in various projects at this institution: acting as auxiliary staff to ease the difficulties caused by lack of funding and personnel, plus undertaking tasks from painting the orphans' beds, repairing and re-painting the playground equipment, planning classes and activities, to taking the orphans on excursions, and performing at special functions.