Sharing Happiness On Thai Mother’s Day

For a mother’s day special event, residents at the Half Way Home for Women in Rangsit, Thanyaburi, were treated to ice cream and buns by the Chomthana group. Celebrated nationwide, Thai Mother’s Day occurs on the 12th August every year and is a public holiday marking Queen Sirikit’s birthday. The Chomthana group, along with other local Thai volunteers, took part in a merit-making ceremony which involved donating and serving food to the charity.

The Halfway Home for Women is a special shelter that looks after mentally or physically handicapped women undergoing rehabilitation. The shelter was set up by the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Interior Affairs, together with the Department of Public Welfare. The women are of various ages and are trained in skills that will help them build a life once they leave the shelter.

Despite the rain later in the day, it was a meaningful day for all the attendees. Special thanks to the organizers, Khun Apple and Khun Mai, as well as the volunteers and the charity.