“It was the first time I had done volunteer work of this kind. I was challenged in many different ways, but I grew so much in such a short period of time and went home a very changed person. I think the kids taught me more than I taught them! Never before have I met children, or even adults, who show such compassion and humility towards each other and to those who care for them. If you show just an ounce of love towards any of these children, you will receive ten tons of love in return.
The environment at Camillian Home is extremely pleasant. It is a place of peace and happiness. I got involved with a wide range of activities; from basic bathing and feeding to painting and dancing, and from bouncing on the trampoline to taking the kids for a day out at the zoo. Living in the Home was very easy and comfortable, which enabled me to focus all my energy on the children. I was in bed exhausted by 9pm every night, but I fell asleep with my heart full of joy. I will miss the daily life I experienced at Camillian Home but I know that this is only the beginning of my involvement with the Home.”
– Chrissie Bailey, Melbourne, Australia.
“Before coming to Camillian Home, I was in search of a way to give back to the community during my stay in Thailand. I hoped to find a program where I could provide impartial care to vulnerable populations with limited resources, which is ultimately what lead me to find Camillian Home.
From the very start, it became apparent to me that I could not have chosen a better organization to involve myself with. The Camillian Home facility is truly exceptional. The rooms, halls, and bathrooms are clean and well-kempt, the equipment used is up-to-date, the walls are painted of bright art work, the staff is wonderful and innovative with the children, the food is fresh and abundant, and most importantly the children are joyful and loving. Walking into a home of orphaned and abandoned children battling disabilities, I expected to see expressions of sadness, frustration, or even loneliness; instead I was blinded by twinkling eyes. The programs ran at Camillian Home are specialized for each child. There are individualized treatment plans tailored to each child’s specific progress and needs. Working at Camillian Home, I feel as though I have adopted an entire family. One I feel so incredibly honored to be a part of.”
– Monica Forero, United States of America
“My involvement with the Camillian Home started over a decade ago where I was introduced to Fr. Giovanni and his work at the Camillian Social Center in Rayong. When the Camillian Home in Lat Krabang opened, I was just as excited and willing to be of service in some way. I know many of the children well from Rayong, and whenever I see them I am always greeted with hugs, wais and the most beautiful heart-warming smiles I’ve ever seen. These children are an inspiration to us all. They have so much joy and hope and are a daily reminder of all that we have to be grateful for in our own lives. Fr. Giovanni and the volunteers at the Camillian Home are doing an amazing job. They have, in my opinion, created the model for the rest of the country in which to care for, educate and treat both adults and children living with disabilities. I sincerely pray that this project will continue to grow and expand and be of service to all in need, through God’s grace and guidance”
– Cindy Bishop, Bangkok, Thailand.