Author/advocate Gregg Tyler Milligan donated $1,000 USD to help raise money for the Sharing Happy Time with Blind Family at Amusement Park Project event held at Dream World® Rangsit, Thailand on 23-March-2016.
The project event was a marvelous success - click here to see a wonderful video that illustrates the incredible day.
The event was planned, organized and facilitated by Khun Ratchata Monkolsapakit, who is also blind and sits on the Board of Directors for ‘The Foundation’. The project was his original idea to provide a wonderful and unique life experience for the blind and their family members to enjoy together, and has been a year in the making. Great thanks to Khun Ratchata Monkolsapakit and the 30 volunteers who made the event a reality for the entire group.
It is Khun Monkolsapakit has also agreed to transfer ‘A Beautiful World’ (Thai Version) to Books on Tape in order for those who are blind to have access to the written words. In addition, Khun Monkolsapakit is the Head of The Bangkok School for the Blind Alumni Association (BSAA) สมาคมศิษย์เก่าโรงเรียนสอนคนตาบอด กรุงเทพ (สศก).
It is with great pleasure that Khun Chattrakarn Kangsavivat and Khun Warisa Senawong have worked as the liaisons on behalf of Milligan while the author was unable to attend the scheduled event.
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Sharing Happy Time with Blind Family at Amusement Park Project
The family is a social institution which is important to human development, especially in childhood. The family is the first institution to meet the basic needs of the people such as giving/receiving love, feeling cared about and introducing socialization - all of which are essential to developing a good quality of life. Children who grow up in a warm family environment are well-positioned to become strong members of society. Thus spending time together with family is one of the most significant factors to enhance warm and strong relationships in the family. Many research studies support that children who grow up in close families with love, warmth and caring parents will mature quickly and positively with an eagerness to improve themselves and develop their society.
Amusement Park is an alternative place where parents take their children to enjoy activities together. Amusement Park attracts many children with its exotic, exciting and challenging variety of rides and games to play. Children enjoy fun and happy times at Amusement Park. Also, many rides/games have been designed for parents and their children to play together; as such, Amusement Park is well-suited for family members to spend time together and relax.
Blind families are like a normal family in which parents and children should spend time together enjoying activities in order to strengthen the family relationship. However, the blind families don’t normally have the opportunity to go to the amusement park by themselves because of physical limitations. The blind children also have a more difficult time in having an exciting experience from playing the games and riding the rides. Therefore, the School for the Blind Alumni Association, which was established to improve the quality of life for the blind and also to support diverse experiences for this group, realizes that blind family members should spend time together and the blind children should have experiences in an amusement park like others. The "Sharing Happy Time with Blind Family at Amusement Park" Project was designed to encourage the blind families to have exotic experiences together and enhance/encourage good relationships between blind family members.
To create new experiences from going to amusement park for blind families.
To enhance/strengthen good relationship between blind family members.
50 blind families (2 people per 1 family).
23 March 2016
The blind families will attain great happiness from engaging in activities together at the amusement park.
The participants will have exotic experiences to encourage them to live in the future.
The volunteers will learn to give and share living experiences between themselves and the blind.
The blind and the volunteers will also build a good relationship.
Click here to see the thank you letter written to international author and advocate Gregg Tyler Milligan by Khun Ratchata Monkolsapakit, Director.
Post-event note from the Director:
ขอขอบคุณ Mr.Gregg Tyler Milligan สำหรับยอดเงินบริจาค 1,000 USD เพื่อสนับสนุนงานครอบครัวสุขสันต์สำหรับน้องๆผู้พิการทางสายตาในครั้งนี้รวมถึงทุนบริจาคอีกส่วนหนึ่ง (ยอดรวมประมาณ 2,000บาท) มาจากพี่ๆน้องๆ H-one เราด้วยที่ช่วยให้การสนับสนุนงานนี้ค่ะ😇🙏😇
Thanks, Mr. Gregg Tyler Milligan for balance donated 1,000 USD to support the job, happy family for my brother, disability, vision in this time, including donations of (the sum of about 2,000 baht) from the brothers and sisters h-one we with the help. Support for this job, 😇🙏😇