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Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD)
operates several projects to provide care, support and rehabilitation to disabled children. It has its own residential and rehabilitation centre, Rainbow House.

Much of CCD's work is focused on disabled orphans living in the local government home in Pakkred located on the outskirts of Bangkok. This facility houses over 2,000 children. CCD works with approximately 200 children from the government homes.

 

Rainbow House

Rainbow Residential Centre

Started in 1990, Rainbow House is now home to 40 children, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years old. The children have all come from the government homes in Pakkred. These children have been selected on the basis of having strong potential for independent living and the potential to be placed in a family setting. CCD has prepared and helped place over 30 children in adoptive homes and returned 16 to birth families.

When children come to live at Rainbow House, legal guardianship of them by CCD is facilitated by the Government. This is a permanent arrangement unless and until the child is either adopted or returned to its birth family. Otherwise Rainbow House will always remain the child’s home.

CCD continues to locate birth parents and arrange reunions. Disabled children in Thailand are abandoned for various cultural and economic 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 still believes it is beneficial for the children to know their birth families.

 Rainbow Rehabilitation Day-care Centre

This is an independent care facility run by CCD and located outside the government home in the local neighbourhood. Children come to this project from the government home for babies, Rainbow House Residence or the local area. They are children who show a strong potential for independent living and/or potential to be placed in a family setting. A structured setting for education and therapy is provided to prepare children to attend local schools or to be placed with an adoptive family if available. Rainbow Rehabilitation Day-care serves approximately 31 children from ages 2 to 10 years old.

 

CCD Day-care Centres in Pakkred Government Home
for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Baan Fuang Fah Day-care Centre

This centre is located in the government home which houses over 400 children from birth to 7 years old. CCD works with mildly disabled children, severely emotionally intellectually disturbed children and children with cerebral palsy. CCD's Fuang Fah Day-care Centre serves approximately 97 children.

 Rachawadee Girls Day-care Centre

This centre is located in the government home which houses over 450 girls from 7 years to young adults. CCD is able to provide rehabilitation for 30 to 35 girls. Children are given therapy to enable them to develop to their fullest ability. Examples of daily activities include painting, swimming and physical therapy.


 Rachawadee Boys Day-care Centre

This centre is located in the government home which houses over 450 boys from 7 years to adult. CCD currently provides rehabilitation to 25 to 30 boys. Boys are given therapy to enable them to develop to their fullest ability. Examples of daily activity include painting, swimming and physical therapy.



Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

 In 1998 CCD established Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) office and centre in Nakhorn Pathom Province.

Since then, more centres have been opened and are being run by local families, supported by CCD. This has, in part, been funded by the Christian Blind Mission in Germany.

Currently over 200 families with disabled children participate in this programme. CCD works in four sub-districts of Nakhorn Pathom.


CBR also has initiated:


  • Public awareness programs to reduce the number of children born with disabilities
  • Parent support groups
  • Education of families as to benefits and resources available in the local community
  • Parent-shared day-care to free some parents to have time to work
  • Public awareness programs to reduce the number of children born with disabilities
  • Parent support groups
  • Advocacy assistance to help parents attend and understand official appointments with agencies such as schools and hospitals
  • Training for families, teachers and health care workers

In January 2007 a second CBR programme was opened to serve two sub-districts of Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani Provinces. Approximately 100 families have been identified as needing resources for disabled children living at home.

A third CBR project, based in Manorom in Chainat Province, commenced operations in 2009.

Vocational Training Centre & Group Home

CCD intend to build a Vocational Training Centre and Group Home adjacent to Rainbow House. The centre will provide skills training for a variety of occupations to young disabled adults who are not suited to further academic study. The group home will enable them to move on from Rainbow House and live independent or semi-independent lives, whilst still receiving support from CCD. This in turn will mean that more places will become available at Rainbow House for further disabled children.

Costs:  Land purchase - 8,000,000 Thai baht (£117,647, €173,913, US$228,571); Construction of centre - To be determined after land is purchased

Sharing Shop (Baengpan)

CCD has opened its sharing shop which will sell donated goods and also train the children in retailing and social skills. By being open to the public we are integrating the children into society and raising awareness amongst our neighbours in the locality.

 For further details on how to donate to CCD, please see click here.

 


Christian Care Foundation for Children
with Disabilities in Thailand


 18/1075 Moo 5 Sukhaprachasan 2 Road
(Soi Wat Koo)
Bangpood, Pakkred, Nonthaburi 11120
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 47, Pakkred
Nonthaburi 11120


email: ccdbkk@ccdthailand.org

tel: (+66 2) 584 6966
 (+66 2) 582 0620-3
fax: (+66 2) 584 6007








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