Birthday: October 14, 2012
Arrival: December 28, 2017
Project: Father Ray Children’s Village
Family History and General Information
JJ, Ben, and Palm are brothers. They come from a poor and broken family in Rayong – where is not too far from Pattaya. Their parents are separated while their father was serving a prison sentence for selling drugs. Their mother is remarried and moved to live at Chanthaburi- a province adjacent to Rayong.
JJ is the youngest of the of three brothers. JJ is living with a couple who are the neighbours of his grandmother living in an impermanent and dirty rented room, completely unsuitable to grow up in. The couple are earning a livelihood by being rag pickers. They cannot properly take care of JJ because they addicted to drugs. In order to keep JJ safe, the grandmother decided to ask for help from our Drop-In Center with the hope that he receives the best education available, and therefore the possibility of a good future.
JJ is welcomed by every member of the Village to live in the eighth house. Like all children here, he is well looked after by the Caregiver “Mother” who takes care of the children under the “we are family” concept and gives them the family life that all children require and deserve.
JJ is currently in first grade at Baan Nork School. Here at our Village, he mixes well with the children. Everyone is very happy to see that JJ has been able to adapt himself well to his new surroundings and has made friends at both our Village and at his school. He is healthy and is playful like children his age. He has shown responsibility in washing his own clothing and school uniform every night; although he still needs some help from the older boys. Continued close monitoring and supervision are being maintained to ensure that her transition into his new life goes as smoothly as possible.