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. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:36:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 15 Years Partnership with HelpAlliance http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/08/15-years-partnership-with-helpalliance/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/08/15-years-partnership-with-helpalliance/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:12:22 +0000 admin http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2848

As an integral partner the Lufthansa Help Alliance e.V. supports our child protection and development programm and the Pattaya Orphange since the year 1999. Especially education- and protection programs for orphan and street children have been co-financed.

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With their “Miles-to-Help” Project the Lufthansa employee association also supports the school meals at the orphanage and actively promotes the sponsorship program of the Pattaya Orphanage. Currently the Help Alliance helps with the financing  of a new Drop-In Center in central Pattaya. This will help to expand our child protection program in this region. We thank you for this great and lasting support.

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UNODC Handover Ceremony of the Mobile Training Unit http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/unodc-handover-ceremony-of-the-mobile-training-unit/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/unodc-handover-ceremony-of-the-mobile-training-unit/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:52:04 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2845 On Wednesday, 9th of July the handover ceremony took place at the UNODC in Bangkok. The vice chairman Khun Samphan, Khun Toy, the director of HHNFT, Khun Yaa, the deputy director of the CPDC, Khun Et, the director of the Drop-In Center and other staff members and volunteers attended this special occasion and were honoured to accept the truly remarkable mobile unit from the UNODC and Japanese Embassy. 

Prevention is one part of our four part mission and has a high importance. To combat child trafficking and exploitation we conduct activities in underprivileged and slum districts around Pattaya to reach the children and educate the parents about the danger of getting involved with traffickers or criminals who target these areas. The mobile unit will support the work of our social- and outreach workers enormously. It carries a library and media equipment, which is essential to provide awareness and a help-line to those who are the most vulnerable. We will be able to discuss topics like the use of drugs, child trafficking and incest in order to prevent abuse.

The unit will additionally help us to include schools, youth organisations and any disadvantaged areas where children are at risk of being abused or involved with crime or drugs.  It also gives us the opportunity to provide information and support those who are already in trouble.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the UNODC and especially to Ms. Margaret Akullo, the officer-in-charge of UNODC regional office and the Japanese Embassy.

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CPDC Children Run for Fun http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/cpdc-children-run-for-fun/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/cpdc-children-run-for-fun/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:37:23 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2838 On 21st of June, everybody from the CPDC joined the Fun-Run on Central Beach in Pattaya. Small children, big children, old children, young children, teacher, care-takers, volunteers and even the CPDC director Khun Yaa participated in the 3 km run!

For preparation, every runner received a number and a pretty light blue T-shirt. Before lining up behind the start line, two women climbed the stage and animated everyone for a quick and effective warm up. Our children were highly motivated for the run and everyone took his guess on who is going to win.

The first start signal was for the men, fired at 5 o’clock, soon followed by a start signal for the women and start signals for the children, separated in different age groups. Along the beach, many supporters, viewers and tourist shouted their encouragement to those facing this challenge in the hot afternoon sun. It was great to see, how everyone tried his very best to reach the finish line and how unpracticed runners mixed up with highly trained runners ran to the goal.

As a runner reached the finish line (no matter if running or crawling) he or she was welcomed with a big applause and referred to the entrance of the Central Festival where Thai dishes, snacks and cool drinks were prepared. A big stage was built up were the fastest runners received their winning trophies. Lucky draw, dance performances and musicians made a great show until late at night and made the day unforgettable for all the runners.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club, who made this day possible for the CPDC!

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Business Trip to Europe http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/business-trip-to-europe/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/business-trip-to-europe/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:58:17 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2841 For some, visiting France, Switzerland and Germany might be nice holiday, for Mrs Radchada (Khun Toy) it was a chance for reunion with a lots of adoption families, a time to get to know the German HHN Stuff and the chance to meet great Sponsors.

With a tight schedule, Khun Toy flew to Germany, France and Switzerland during June 11-22, 2014. Arriving in Germany she met Ewald Dietrich and the whole Human Help Network Team at the HHN office in Mainz. As well, she had the chance to spend some time with the former and future volunteers of Human Help Network e.V..

These meetings were followed by a meeting with Sylvia, wife of Rainer Calmund and their adoptive daughter Nicha and other important supporters of Human Help Network Organisation. During her last days in Germany, Mrs. Rachada visited various adopting families to see how the children develop in their new homes. She was happy to see how  loving and caring the  families have become.

Arriving France on 14th of June she joined an important meeting about the Evolution of the Adoption in Thailand took place in Le Long, followed by different workshops with psychologists and representatives of adopted adults.

On 20th of June Mrs. Radchada headed of Zurich, were a reunion of 30 adoptive families took place. Filled with a lot of positive impressions, Khun Toy flew back to Bangkok, were the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand Team longingly awaited her.

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The new Drop in Center http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/the-new-drop-in-center/ http://www.hhnthailand.org/en/2014/07/the-new-drop-in-center/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:13:48 +0000 AHayer http://www.hhnthailand.org/?p=2833 HHN wants to expand the current capacity of the Drop-In Center. Therefor a new land was bought and turned into a construction field. We hope to finish the new, bigger Drop-In Center in 2015.

As you may know, the Drop-In Center on 3rd Road in central Pattaya is one step in our 4 part mission to improve the situation of Pattaya’s street children. The Drop-in Center provides an oportunity for rehabilitation of street children. We provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, and medicine for an average of 50 children per month. The children also receive counseling and a safe shelter if needed and accepted. While the children stay at the Drop-in Center, our team evaluates possibilities for family reintegration, repatriation (in case of migrants or victims of trafficking) or referral to long term facilities like the Child Protection and Development Center in Pattaya.

2015 ten south Asian countries want to form the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) – a single aviation market across ASEAN nations. While it is true that the ASEAN community will mean freed movement of skilled labour in seven selected professions, Thailand, which is a magnet for migrant workers from neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, is concerned. Any professional who wants to work for another country must comply with their laws. For example, a Thai doctor must take an examination in Singapore if he wants to work there. Likewise workers who are qualified to take advance of the labour scheme must at least have a bachelor’s degree and take an evaluation examination in English to qualify for the job. These qualifications are to a Thai’s disadvantage. Thais are very much limited by the language barrier. In order to prepare for these changes HHNFT is building a new and bigger Drop-In Center. It is only a block away from the Pattaya Orphanage and will be able to provide a safe shelter for more children. In the moment we plan on having 20 beds for children who need to stay for a longer time. We are now waiting for the raining season to end and will start as soon as we have all release letters availabel. For you we already took a picture of how the compound looks in the moment.

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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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