WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND
For all locations/ countries we visit, greenerworks contributes back with public presentations for charity organisations chosen in preference by the school(s) we get support from on our regional program. In Bangkok, Sophie did presentations at the Rainbow House on 21 April 2011.
Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD) provides help to some of the many thousands of children in Thailand who have been abandoned or have been given into government care by families unable to support them.
In 1986 CCD's work was started by the charity Christian Outreach for Relief and Development (CORD), UK. In 1997 CORD helped establish CCD as a Thai NGO as part of a process of localization. CCD was registered with the Thai Office of the National Culture Commission (registration foundation #T83-2540).
At first CCD worked exclusively within the Pakkred Government Home for disabled children. In 1998 a community-based rehabilitation programme (CBR) was established in Nakhorn Pathom Province. In 2007 a second CBR programme opened in Patthum Thani and Nonthaburi Province. CCD's third CBR outpost commenced work in Manorom, Chainat Province, in 2009.
Photo Caption: Kun Wasan (second from left) with his wife, daughter and Sophie (in blue shirt)
CCD is managed by a predominantly Thai board. Wasan Saenwian is CCD's Executive Director.
One of CCD’s goals is to locate and reunite the children we work with with their birth parents. Disabled children in Thailand are abandoned for various reasons. Some parents are teenagers that cannot handle the responsibility of caring for a disabled child while other parents cannot afford to stay at home to look after a severely disabled child. Whatever the reason for their abandonment, CCD believes it is still beneficial for the children to know their birth families.
CCD's aim is to demonstrate Jesus' love by helping to develop disabled children to their highest potential through a holistic approach and to ensure that disabled children have equal rights, opportunities and a good quality of life in Thailand. CCD welcomes international and local volunteers (both professional and non-professional) to work alongside CCD staff.
Download the 2010 Annual Report here