COPTS supports the Saint Mary welfare project, which aims to establish a centre that accommodates around 220 orphans, and poor underprivileged children in the area of Sangklaburi, Thailand.
The area of Sangklaburi is known to contain a large number of orphaned children, who have lost their families as a result of the ruthless military regime of Myanmar close to the border. Christian tribes have been forced to leave their homes and flee to the jungle in this area, with massacres leaving behind widows, wounded elderly and orphaned children. Living conditions in this area are extremely poor.
The project falls under the Diocese’s registered welfare foundation in Bangkok.