Father Ray Children’s Home

Since 2004 the teenagers of the Father Ray Foundation have been given the chance of traveling over to Australia where they spend a year living with local families and attending Girton Grammar School in the town of Bendigo.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for our teenagers, and there are usually many more children wanting to go than there are places available.

Organised by the R.O.S.E. project, or Rotary Orphaned Students Exchange, the teenagers find a welcoming home where they become part of a family.

Currently there are two children from the Father Ray Children’s Home and another two from the Pattaya Orphanage. The three girls and one young man have just received their end of term school reports, and we are very pleased to read that all four are doing very well with their studies.

Gif and Ploy have been in Australia for three years, and have been lucky to have found sponsors who provided them with scholarships, while Annie and Mick left us earlier this year.

Living with an English speaking family, attending school and having friends who only speak English can only be of benefit for these young people.