Goodbye for now Bann Fueng Fah orphanage
What a wonderful time we had at the Safari Park yesterday. But Nicola has kindly said she’ll post a report on our day out with 5 of the children, so that left an evening to recuperate. Today, there was another morning out for some of the children as the local dentists had generously arranged a party on the “International Day of Love” – known to us more commonly as St.Valentine’s Day!
We crossed the road to Bann Nonthapoom home for children with disabilities and, together with probably 500 other children from all the local children’s homes, had a karaoke concert, once the formalities had been dealt with.
Then it was back to Bann Fueng Fah orphanage for a working lunch at a nearby restaurant with the Superintendent and two of his senior staff. We discussed the working relationship between the orphanage and 1Step2Step and plans including the next disability awareness tour, when we hope to bring social workers, ward mums and nurses to the UK, and a children’s holiday In August at a beach resort.
Afterwards we popped back to Bann Nonthapoom to buy souvenirs from their shop – all made by the children – before returning once again for our transport.
The mobility scooter has caught lots of people’s attention. Maybe they will catch on in Thailand one day.
So it’s goodbye to Bann Fueng Fah until next week and time for a short but well-earned holiday for Nicola aka some tourism for the three of us.
I will really miss the adorable children but after Church again on Sunday and a few days in Bangkok, Sally and I return for a brief revisit.