On Wednesday 21st of October 2009, the coordinator for people with disability in Prachuabkirikhan province, Khun Jaruek Soojaritchan, presented a wheelchair to Miss Sunari (21 yrs). Miss Sunari is unable to walk due to an accident at her birth; as a consequence she is bedridden since then.
The wheelchair was donated by the RICD Wheelchair Project in Chiang Mai: volunteers of this project were present as well as representatives of the social welfare department of Hua Hin Hospital.
The RICD Wheelchair Project provides mobility aid and other medical equipment to the disabled poor people in Thailand and, as such, tries to improve the quality of the lives of people with disability.
The RICD Wheelchair Project is a project under the Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Galyani who unfortunately passed away last year.
The RICD Wheelchair Project is based at the Rajanagarindra Institute for Child Development (RICD) in Chiang Mai.
The RICD Wheelchair project is daily managed by a professional team and under the supervision of Dr. Samai Sirithongthaworn, Director of the Rajanagarindra Insitute of Child Development. (RICD). The project runs on a voluntary base with volunteers from all over the world (USA, Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Nepal) and also with some staff members of the Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development in Chiang Mai. All the distributed equipment by the project is free of charge for the needy people with disability in Thailand.
People who want to apply to receive mobility aid, can contact the social welfare department of Hua Hin hospital via tel. no 086 331 6837.
Those in Hua Hin who are interested to join the team of volunteers of the RICD Wheelchair Project, can contact Mr. Vincent Kerremans via tel. 086 088 50 06: in particular technicians are welcome.
Anyone who would like to make a donation are always welcome to do this via Account no:
547-0-16147-1 in the name of RICD Wheelchair Project with Krung Thai Bank, Kunang-Sing branch, 30/1 Chothana Road, T. Changpeak A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300, THAILAND.
Reported by Natsupa Dechapanya
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