In real life who would believe that an orphan with relative or friend, having only the street for a home and the open-market for a place to stay, eating left-over for food, with no opportunity for education and no hope for the future…would grow up to be a credit to society. He was already 17 years olds when he started to read and write the alphabet on his own. He decided to devote his life to other, so that they motivation, he was recognized and decorated by the Royal palace and awarded an honorary doctorate by a university in the united states.
His Name…Dr.Amporn Wathanavongs is the person who experienced this life…and has been given the little of “The father who gives new life to poor children"
When Thailand experienced a servers downturn of economy in 1997, causing many economic, societal and family problems, including joblessness in the industrial sector which had a great impact on families, their works, and especially children. Millions of people were left without works, thousands of families had return to their home village to make a living. This especially affected the children who are the basis of the future of the country.
Right in the center of all this stood Dr. Amporn W. who decided to do what he could by establishing a Foundation for Rehabilitation & development of children and family (FORDEC) , using his own retirement funds. He announced this on Valentine’s day,14th Feb,1998. As is well known ,St. Valetine is the “person of love” It was to be sing of love for all in distress wherever in body, mind or spirit without regard to race, color or religion under the motto: "One’s love and concern to all distressed”
The foundation was formed on February 14, 1998 to realize and extend Love, symbolized by St. Valentine and transformed into action to bring about material and spiritual needs to all distressed, to uplift their living condition with human dignity. FORDEC is a charitable organization dedicated to help provide services to children, youth, families and the aged, who are poor, handicapped, wanderers, homeless, drug addicts, abused and in difficult circumstances. The foundation provides material assistance for survival which is necessary for their physical and mental growth such as: lunch programs, immunization programs, iodine deficiency programs, opportunity for education, vocational training, cooperative organizations, natural/ecological preservation, health care in remote areas and the opportunity for all development. There are many who are waiting to be helped.
The Foundation for the Rehabilitation and Development of Children and Family (FORDEC) is a charitable organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children, poor families, etc. FORDEC ’s principle “One’s love and concern…For all distressed”. FORDEC is a Public Charity Foundation No.585 Donation is Tax Deductible is Thailand.
The Foundation was officially registered on the 16th of August,1998. (Registration No. 752). FORDEC is the Best recognized by Ministry of Social Development and Human Security recognition No.15 as Outstanding Public Organization (2005). National Outstanding Organization helping people in difficult circumstances, awarded by ministry for Social Development and Human Security, 2007. Award Regional Awadee- Central from Thailand NGO Awards 2011 from The Rockefeller Foundation. Award 2nd Runner-Up : Medium Category from Thailand NGO Awards 2012 from The Rockefeller Foundation and Thailand Literacy Award 2012 from UNESSCO.
Dr.Amporn W. President
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