HUMAN HELP NETWORK Foundation Thailand - We help children in need! http://www.hhnthailand.org HUMAN HELP NETWORK Foundation Thailand (HHNFT) is an NGO registered under Thai law, promoting sustainable human, social and economic development. Founded in May 2008 at Pattaya, HHNFT focuses on the eradication of poverty and issues related to children and adolescents. HHNFT operates the Child Protection and Development Center for Street Kids and supports the Pattaya Orphanage and other projects. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:01:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Saying good-bye to the dearest Riccardo Carini http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/04/saying-good-bye-to-the-dearest-riccardo-carini/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/04/saying-good-bye-to-the-dearest-riccardo-carini/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:41:37 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2827 Baron Riccardo Carini, a dearest friend of Fr. Brennan and the founder of the Thai Children’s Trust has passed away (12th May 1930 – 24th March 2014). The Pattaya Orphanage, Human Help Network and all the children he has helped over the years are grateful for his dedicated help and support. 

Ricardo Carini was born in London in 1930 to Italian parents and had one younger brother. He was a very talented and sophisticated man who had a gift for business. His brother Romolo and he set up as a “confirming house” which ran very well and enabled him to retire in his early fifties.

At this point it must have been destiny that Riccardo Carini heard from Pattaya by a friend who has been there 1965. When he arrived in 1982 the pleasant little fishing village however had turned in to sin city. A stewardess suggested visiting the Pattaya Orphanage, which was run by the priest Fr. Raymond Brennan. He immediately felt close to the Pattaya Orphanage. He left the Orphanage by telling Fr. Brennan that he won’t write a cheque today, it will make him forget about this special place. He wants to worry and to do something more useful.

His way of helping in a sustainable way was to establish the Pattaya Orphanage Trust, which is now called Thai Children’s Trust. He served as Director, Trustee and latterly President for the rest of his life.

During the deep friendship between him and Fr. Brennan they managed to achieve numerous of things. They founded the schools for the blind, deaf and children with disabilities. You could say they started an awareness of the problems children with disability have and a change in attitude towards them.

The Pattaya Orphanage Trust was so successful that he was able to found a French Charity, the “Les Amis de l’Orphalinat de Pattaya”, which also dedicated their help to children of Thailand.

Riccardo Carini’s achievements did not go unrecognised. He was appointed Knight of St. Gregory by the Holy See and advanced to Knight Commander with star. He also was a member of the Order of the Direkgunabhorn by HRH the King of Thailand.

Thousands of children in Thailand have reason to be grateful to Riccardo Carini and he will stay in everlasting memory.

“Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him; may he rest in peace. Amen.”

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Inauguration Ceremony of the New Office Building at the CPDC http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/03/inauguration-ceremony-of-the-new-office-building-at-the-cpdc/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/03/inauguration-ceremony-of-the-new-office-building-at-the-cpdc/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:10:54 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2820 On Friday the 7th of March one of the last buildings which were built on the CPDC compound, the office building, was dedicated by the representatives of the French Embassy.

On behalf of the French Embassy Monsieur Sylvain Fourriere and Consul Blondel gave us the honour and cut the ribbon in front of our new building. Mr. Jean Gral and Mr. Rapnarong Seekaew, who are the donors of the building and are also members of French Association, welcomed everybody at the ceremony. The president of the Rotary Club Phoenix and his wife belonged to our welcomed guests.

The building was beautifully decorated in the colours of the French and Thai flag and colourful flowers were gracefully arranged.

We give our heartfelt thank you to the donors and are very grateful for their generosity and kindness.

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My wonderful 6 months in Thailand with the Pattaya Orphanage. http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/02/my-wonderful-6-months-in-thailand-with-the-pattaya-orphanage/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/02/my-wonderful-6-months-in-thailand-with-the-pattaya-orphanage/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:55:45 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2812 Two years ago I learned from Anne Engelmann about the wonderful work done by the Help Organisation Human Help Network Foundation Thailand in Pattaya. I immediately knew I would like to volunteer my time and help with their projects.

I was 16 at the time, however in order to qualify for the German volunteer program I needed to be 18 years old to participate, so it was long two years wait.  However this did not dampen my enthusiasm and I kept my eyes on the goal of eventually going to Thailand.

When it finally came time to say goodbye to my family and friends it was harder than I expected. I am deaf, so had been living in a family with sign language as the main communication instrument.  On arriving in Thailand  I was now expected to stand on my own feet in a foreign country. Initially I found living in Pattaya was somewhat of a cultural shock, but I quickly adapted to all the differences; from  the climate, the food and the local culture.

From the very beginning I was delighted to be included in many activities.  We celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Pattaya Orphanage, the Children’s and Teacher’s Day and we went to the Zoo with the kids from the Sotpattana School for Deaf Children. All these new experiences ensured my homesickness was soon forgotten.

I am the first deaf volunteer sent by The Human Help Network, an organisation who work tirelessly with the Sotpattana School for Deaf Children. I really enjoy playing and working with the children and I try my best to teach them a little during my brief stay with them.

The other German volunteers working for Human Help Network are supporting me and help me get to become accustomed to a  new culture. I am looking forward to the coming five months that I will spend here .

I’m really thankful that The Human Help Network made this once in a life time experience possible and I am truly grateful for an opportunity to have such a wonderful experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.

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Two wonderful days with Hucky Eichelmann and his music http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/two-wonderful-days-with-hucky-eichelmann-and-his-music/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/two-wonderful-days-with-hucky-eichelmann-and-his-music/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:39:42 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2808 On the 25th of January a big charity concert was given by the great jazz musician Hucky Eichelmann in cooperation with the Pattaya Mail Media Group, the Amari Orchid Hotel Pattaya and the Skål International Pattaya & East Thailand.

Hucky, who is lovely called “Musical Ambassador between East and West”, bridges the Cultures of East and West as well as the Classical with the Popular. On stage he impressed everyone with his skills and the lightness he plays the classical guitar.The proceeds of the night will be given to various charity organisation that help less privileged and disabled children.

On the next day, the 26th of January, Hucky came to the Pattaya Orphanage to give the children new ideas of the classical guitar. He talked about various ways how to play this instrument. He also performed some of his songs, among them a song he was once recording with His Majesty King Bhumibol. The children were fascinated by the different sounds he was able to make on the guitar.

We are extremely honored, that a musician who was once recording the music of King Bhumibol finds his way to help the less privileged children in Thailand.

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40th Anniversary of the Pattaya Orphanage http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/40th-anniversary-of-the-pattaya-orphanage/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/40th-anniversary-of-the-pattaya-orphanage/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:50:53 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2781 On the 12th of January the soccer field of the Pattaya Orphanage was turned into a beautiful mass to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Pattaya Orphanage.  On this auspicious occasion we took the opportunity to express our gratitude towards our benefactors for their great kindness, to remember the late Rev. Raymond Brennan and to wish the students of the Pattaya Orphanage all the best. 

This special day started with a jovial breakfast and every guest had the chance to get information material and souvenirs from the information booths provided.  Afterwards a holy thanksgiving mass was held by His Excellency The Most Reverend Silvio Siripong, Bishop of the Diocese of Chanthaburi and several priest.

About 800 participants joined the great occasion, among them benefactors and sponsors from various countries, neighbors, our committee member, staffers, older children in our care, and former residents.  Everyone is proud of 40 years of Love and Care and it was an event to honor those, who have helped and supported the Orphanage during these years.

On this special occasion Human Help Network Foundation Thailand made a generous donation over 1 million Thai Baht. The check was given over by Mr. Ewald, treasuer of HHNFT and Reiner Calmund our great supporter to the executive director of the Orphanage, Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak.

May many more years of Love and Care follow!

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Celebrating Thailand’s 2014 Children’s Day – the Dolphin Way! http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/celebrating-thailands-2014-childrens-day-the-dolphin-way/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/celebrating-thailands-2014-childrens-day-the-dolphin-way/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:56:16 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2778 In Thailand, the 11th of January is celebrated as a special day for our children and this was also case for the children from Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC), who were lucky enough to be invited to a very special event—the Dolphin show at Huay-Yai, Pattaya.

This wonderful excursion was sponsored  by the 3L Foundation, who invited all the children from the CPDC to spend a morning at the Pattaya Dolphin World and Resort to enjoy the facilities and to see the show.

The highlight of the day for our children was definitely the wonderful dolphin show.  We were very lucky to have seats right in the middle of the arena, so every child had a great view and was able to marvel at their clever feats and cute tricks— including singing dolphin songs, wearing hats and playing soccer with their tail fins.

Seven of our lucky students had the very special opportunity of being invited to participate in the show, by holding the hoops as the dolphins leapt through and then were rewarded with a very special kiss from each dolphin. It was a day full of fun and exciting new experiences for our children who were amazed by the skills of these beautiful animals.

We give our heartfelt thanks to Khun Pam and Khun Ashley from the 3L Foundation for making Children’s Day 2014 a day that the children of the CDPC will never forget.

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Children’s Day at the Pattaya Orphanage http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/childrens-day-at-the-pattaya-orphanage/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/childrens-day-at-the-pattaya-orphanage/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:06:30 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2767 On a very beautiful day the teachers of the Sotpattana School for the Deaf organized a Sports Day for their children and the Preschool children of the Pattaya Orphanage.

It was a morning full of laughter and fun. The children and teachers were separated in three teams. Each team had their own colour (green, pink and red). Everybody wore matching scarf’s. The children had a lot of fun and in the half-time they all gathered together to enjoy a yogurt.

The teachers were full of ideas during the invention of the games. For example three children had to fill water in a bottle with the help of a cup. The first full bottle showed the winner of the game. But winning was never the real goal, it was the fun and enthusiasm everybody had during the day.

Happy Children’s Day!

 

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We thank the Diana Garden Group for their kind support and the presents given to the children from the Child Protection and Development Center http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/we-thank-the-diana-garden-group-for-their-kind-support-and-the-presents-given-to-the-children-from-the-child-protection-and-development-center/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/we-thank-the-diana-garden-group-for-their-kind-support-and-the-presents-given-to-the-children-from-the-child-protection-and-development-center/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:16:00 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2762
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Happy New Year Party at the Child Protection and Development Center http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/happy-new-year-party-at-the-child-protection-and-development-center/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/happy-new-year-party-at-the-child-protection-and-development-center/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 04:48:58 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2759 On the 4th of January in 2014 the CPDC celebrated all the efforts HHNFT made in the last year and welcomed the new year 2014. We are happy to be able to look back on so many achievements and accomplishments, like the approval by Chonburi to be the first Child Protection Home operates by private sector, winning the 3rd Runner-Up for Thailand NGO Awards 2013 and the new buildings we are now happy to present.

It was an exciting evening with numerous highlights. After Khun Toy’s opening speech everybody enjoyed not only the singing and dancing on stage, but also the amazing food the staff members provided. The beautiful flowers and decoration created a festive atmosphere full of joy and happiness, which was all around. The evening was full of fun and entertainment, the children, boys like girls performed dances on stage and the audience was so carried away that they started dancing as well.

Between the performances the Danish and Swedish visitors picked the children’s names from little notes with their names from the Christmas tree and handed the corresponding present. Furthermore children, visitors and even the staff members could find their luck in winning things from the lucky draw. Everybody was touched to see the children of CPDC and Drop-In Center running around so happy and carefree, playing with confetti and glitter.

The party was a great start into the new year and we’ll keep it in mind for a long time and want to give a big thanks to the staff members and the sponsors, who supported us through the year and everyone else who made the celebration so unforgettable. We are sure 2014 will be a “Happy” New Year.

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Winner of the night – the children in need http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/winner-of-the-night-the-children-in-need/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/01/winner-of-the-night-the-children-in-need/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 06:05:10 +0000 KHoesler http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2755 The big Sitpholek International Thai Boxing Charity Gala was a full success.
On Friday, the 27th of December 2013, the Pattaya Boxing World Arena was sold out. 

Young and old gathered together to cheer for the boxers and to enjoy the food and music which was provided. It was an exciting evening, with a program rich in variety. There were 14 different fights in various age groups, among them the World Championship and the Junior Championship Muay Thai Boxing Fights and several b entertaining shows.

We are very thankful for the great night and the crowded arena and honored about the numerous famous personalities, who came for the event, like Reiner Calmund, Willi Wokurka and Nico Wokurka . A special thanks to the sponsors and the organizers, who helped us set up the charity gala. Especially to Mr. Willi Wokurka, Mr. Frank Sitpholek, Mr. Gerrit Niehaus, Mr. Prawit Chaiboudaeng, Mr. Oros Chutiman, the members of the Rotary Club Pattaya, Khun Toy, Director of the Children´s Help Organisation HHNFT, Reiner Calmund and to all of the boxers.

Thank you all for coming and helping to bring out the winner of the night – the children in need.

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