Abandoned children find care and love in a family-like environment in Nakhon Nayok province thanks to the Chaiyapruk Foundation.
Dr Cleopandh Soorapanthu or Dr Somsak Somsugdi
Ongkharak-Nakhon Nayok 26120
tel: 01 611 6261 (Dr Cleopandh)
tel: 01 911 4356 (Dr Somsak)
tel: 01 823 9085 (Bangkok Office)
Established in 1985, the Chaiyapruk Foundation is the creation of Dr. Cleopandh Soorapanthu and her husband, Dr. Somsak Somsugdi. Returning to Thailand after 20 years of successful medical practice in Germany, the physician couple were appalled to find just how extensive the problem was of abandoned children ... left on doorsteps or in garbage bines, babies born in prison to drug-addicted mothers, or those given up by mothers unwilling or unable to cope.
Today, the Chaiyapruk Foundation occupies a three-house complex in Nakhon Nayok, providing a permanent home for abandoned children. It offers not only a place of refuge, but also a place called home, where they can grow up happily, healthily, and return to a normal life.