Pastoral Care for Prisoners and Migrants

St. Anna Catholic Center for Migrants

 

Fr.Thananchai  Kitsamak

Chaplain of St. Anna Catholic Center for Migrants

St. Anna Catholic Center for Migrants is located in the compound of St. Anna Catholic Church at Tha Chin in the province of Samut Sakorn. The center is helping the foreign migrant workers in their humanity needs such as education, hygiene and cultures of their communities. Most of these workers are Burmese, Mon, Cambodian and etc. The Archdiocese of Bangkok is supporting as its social apostolate to love everyone especially the poor, the underprivileged and the migrant.

 

Objective

  1. To help supporting the foreign migrant workers and their families in their education and hygiene.
  2. To promote the relationship and cultures of the foreign migrant workers in their communities. It will help them to live with others peacefully.
  3. To promote the foreign migrant workers and their families to be able to help themselves.
  4. To promote the dignity of the foreign migrant workers and to decrease their difficulties.

 

Activities

  1. The center is organizing education for the children age 4-12 which are from the families of foreign migrant workers. They study Mathematics and some languages such as Thai, English, Burmese and Mon. The center also takes care of them in hygiene and sociability.

 

  1. Teaching languages for the foreign migrant workers such as a Thai language class on Sunday.

 

  1. Taking care of health, hygiene and HIV by giving some basic knowledge of health cares, communicable diseases and the prevention of HIV. The center operates it by visiting to each family.

 

  1. The center helps promoting the good activities for culture and relationship of the communities which are the basic of social living. It supports the workers and students of the center to have the traditional activities together such as offering the big candle of Buddhist Lent to Bang Ya Praek Temple as it is a tradition of Mon people. This is a way to promote good traditions and cultures and to strengthen the hearts of the people for their daily living. Children can see them and follow when they grow up.

Contact

St. Anna Catholic Center for Migrants

Saint Anna Church

79 m. 4. Ya Phraek., Muang district,  Samutsakorn province, Thailand 74000.

Tel. (034) 819-056 to 7