Songkhla Province, Thailand
The Foundation’s fourth project is the building of an orphanage in the southern part of Thailand, on land donated by a Thai foundation that was created by the Suchtisung family. By providing these children a safe home and educational support, the Foundation will not only improve their immediate circumstances, but will also help them support themselves when they reach adulthood.
The project suffered a slight setback when an organization that had initially agreed to run the orphanage was forced to withdraw its support.
However, through the International Protestant Church (IPC) of Zurich, the VNH Foundation was introduced to a Swiss missionary couple, Mr. Erwin and Mrs. Irene Gröbli-Schmid.
This missionary couple has created an organisation in Thailand called the Baan Nok Kamin Foundation. It is a Thai foundation that is being supported by a Swiss Association (the Verein Zur Unterstützung Von Baan Nok Kamin), based in St. Gallen. The association boasts 160 members throughout Switzerland who fund the activities of the Baan Nok Kamin Foundation. The foundation successfully runs seven homes similar to the Kuh Wah Centre in various parts of Thailand, and cares for over 200 orphans. The Centre’s many additional needs are being funded by generous private donors.