Father Ray Children’s Home & Father Ray Children’s Village

To commemorate the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King later this year in December, eight children, four from the Children’s Home and another four from the Children’s Village, were invited to travel over to the island of Koh Samui to participate in an Art Camp’.

It was local boutique airline Bangkok Air who invited the children, and they were all very excited, not just because they would all be flying on a plane fro the very first time, but they would be staying at the luxurious four-star Amari hotel in the island.

After check-in at the airport the children were escorted to the plane and one they were up in the air a light snack was handed out.

On arrival at the hotel, dinner was served before it was time for bed as it would be an early start the next morning.

Breakfast which saw the children choosing food from the largest buffet they had ever seen, and everyone agreed that they could eat no more.

Two well known Thai artists attended the camp, and they gave advice to everyone in the best ways to produce their best possible work.

Children from twelve local schools also attended the Art Camp, and the children produced some excellent portraits of the beloved King.

Before leaving the tropical island the children visited the beach, which is a lot cleaner than the water in Pattaya. After a quick paddle in the clear water it was off to the local market to buy souvenirs, before rushing across the island to catch the flight back home.