Monday, February 14, 2011

Rotary Club Bangkapi

Source: http://www.rotaryclubofbangkok.org/

Rotary Club is a worldwide charity organization who helps the less fortunate in the world. With 1.2 million volunteers in 33.000 clubs spreaded over the world they work in local areas. They try to combat hunger, improve health and sanatation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio.

And here is an example of what they do. I came accross pictures of a facebook friend in Thailand. Her name is Amy and her FB is Anantarak Hua Hin. She is the director of Anantarak Health Training School in Hua Hin, Thailand. In one of these pictures she and a banner of Rotary Club Bangkapi were captured. I looked through all the pictures and loved what I saw. The volunteers helping disabled children and the children, some in a wheelchairs, smiling of joy and happiness made my heart week. So I wrote her a message that next time I want to help out. Being in a wheelchair myself since childhood I can be an example of how important good health care and education is to handicapped children.

The only thing I hope what Rotary and the local volunteerd will do is try to make the local schools accessible for disabled children. Then they can grow up with their friends, living at home with their parents and getting help from class mates and try to cope with everyday life.
Sometimes this is easier than expected. A ramp to access the school and one wheelchair accessible toilet. The only thing the need is a wheelchair. But there are several projects running in Thailand where Thai volunteers import second hand wheelchairs from Europe like the Father Ray Foundation.

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