Located in the Thai resort town of Pattaya, the Father Ray Foundation manages several social projects providing residential facilities for abandoned, orphaned, abused and neglected children.
The Foundation also manages educational facilities for blind and visually impaired children, young adults living with disabilities and children with special needs.
Pattaya Redemptorist Technological College for People with Disabilities
Established in 1984, the aim of the college is to provide an education, training, skills and knowledge that young adults living with a disability will need to live an independent life.
The curriculum is designed with the emphasis of vocational training in computer science, computer business and electronics.
The school also provides elementary education courses and all students receive English classes.
Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind
Established in 1986 the purpose of the school is to provide academic education in primary and secondary levels to children who are blind and visually impaired.
Students are also taught the skills they will need to be able to live as independent members of society.
Father Ray Children’s Village
Young children who have been abandoned by their family, or are orphaned, abused or neglected children, all will find a loving home at the Children’s Village. These children live in small houses with their new brothers and sisters, taken care of by house managers who they call mum and dad. Our aim is to give the children a normal childhood where they can receive an education, medical attention when needed, enough food and the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Father Ray Children's Village opened in 2008, but we have previously had a Children's Home and originally a Home for Street Kids, which opened in 1990. Today though, we are able to provide small homes where children can live as families.
Father Ray School for Children with Special Needs
Children who are living with autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and other conditions are being educated at the School.
They are learning a curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, and they are also learning to socialize and make friends.
There is also a vocational training program which prepares teenagers for employment.
Father Ray Day Care Center
There are many families living in poverty in Pattaya. In many cases parents are unable to find employment due to the lack of child care facilities.
Each morning the Day Care Center welcomes children from all over Pattaya, and they spend their days in a safe environment.
They receive a basic education that will prepare them for entry into local school run kindergartens.