INTRODUCTIONThe Vocational school is located less than a kilometer from the Orphanage. It was established in 1984 to provide free full time residential professional training in high technology to young handicapped adults. In Thailand, as in most Newly Industrialized Countries, the government while making vast strides in providing basic education is unable to provide for all. Among those often falling by the wayside are the handicapped.
The future for the estimated one million handicapped youth in Thailand's villages is disheartening. Unable to be productive and with little self-esteem, depression and suicide is often the result.
The school provides training in either computer operations, computer science or electronic science. All students, particularly those in the computer curriculum, are taught English. All tuition, materials,equipment,lodging,food and medical attention are provided by the school free of charge.
Special care is taken to provide social, athletic, and generalized studies in addition to the specific curriculum courses.
IN SUMMARYOne Hundred percent of the graduating students have had a professional job in hand before graduating. These jobs are permanent employment with reputable companies. With the training received, a job in hand, and their self-esteem rejuvenated, graduates can count on a normal and productive life.
Former students maintain a great loyalty to the school and revisit both to provide assistance to the school and to encourage the new students by telling their own success stories upon graduation!