Babies and young children in Bangkok are in desperate need of assistance, with over 300 living in Pakkred Babies Orphanage alone. Welsh traveler James Frazer-Mann recently completed a much needed educational trip to bring them supplies and is now hoping to raise awareness of their plight in the west.
It sometimes is hard for people in the western world to understand or relate to the harsh conditions many, including babies and children, face in less developed countries. James Frazer-Mann, from Barry, Wales, is the exception to the rule, recently completing a trip to bring medical supplies, toys and other needed resources to Pakkred Babies Orphanage in Thailand, while at the same time educating himself more fully about what are often referred to as the “Forgotten Babies of Thailand”, who live at Pakkred. Shocked to find over 300 children from newborns up to four years old in very desperate need of outside support, James has returned to Wales with the intention of setting up a fund raising mission for Pakkred, while spreading the word about their great need for help.
“Most of the babies are abandoned as newborns at Pakkred due to the high poverty rates in the northern villages in the area,”commented Frazer-Mann. “It's something that has to really be seen to be understood and even a little help can go a very long way to improve the quality of life at Pakkred Babies Orphanage. There's no doubt the more people know about these conditions the more people would lend a hand.”
According to the orphanage's Facebook page there's many examples over the years of successful adoptions from across the world, where babies from Pakkred have grown into healthy and happy adults in loving relationships with their adoptive families. For those who adopt from Pakkred Babies Orphanage it is no exaggeration they could be literally saving a young life in all of the best and most dramatic ways.
Pakkred Babies Home is run by the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and is located in Bangkok. The compound consists of seven buildings where the babies and children are housed and is set up to accept donations of food, toys and other material goods to help the children as well as facilitate visits at scheduled times for interested travelers or other guests.
James Frazer-Mann plans to have more news about his fundraising efforts soon.
Reviews of Pakkred Babies Home are quite inspirational.
Deborah Major, recently said in a five star review on the orphanage's Facebook page, “I adopted my beautiful 2nd daughter from Pakkred. That was 24 years ago now. She's a beautiful accomplished 26 year old now of whom I'm so proud. I also adopted my beautiful eldest daughter from a home in central Bangkok 28 years ago.”
For more information and to keep up on James Frazer-Mann's work, be sure to visit http://www.jamesfrazermann.co.uk/