40th Anniversary of Deaf School

Sotpattana School for the Deaf, situated in the same compound and supported by the Pattaya Orphanage, marked 40 years since inauguration on 6th October 1982 and the official celebration organized this Friday following the completion of the new multi-purpose dome building built on the occasion for student activities. Most Reverend Silvio Siripong Charatsri, Bishop of Chanthaburi Diocese and President of the Executive Board of the Pattaya Orphanage, presided over the ceremony with the blessing and opening of the dome building. It was an auspicious event with Bishop Emeritus Lawrence Thienchai Samanchit, priests and religious communities, alumni and families, as well as neighbors in attendance. Since our School is one of the 16 Catholic schools of the Education Section of Chanthaburi Diocese, most of our guests, were from ESCD members. Dr. Maurice K. Dimmock, Chair of ASIC, UK, presented a fund from Rose Education Foundation and shared impression of his involvement with our School and the notable care provided to children. Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak, Acting School Licensee, expressed our appreciation to 10 benefactors and four teachers with years of service between 20 and 39, with plaques of honor. All the well-wishers and guests, including representatives of Chonburi Provincial Education Office, received special souvenirs and joined lunch with a variety of foods, most of which was sponsored by Fonds des Amis de Bernie (FAB).. Special thanks to the musicians and singers from Minor Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the music throughout the morning, and the team from Chanthaburi Diocese Media Office for promoting the event through social media. Our grateful thanks to all concerned for the thoughtfulness to the Deaf School and disabled children in our care.

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