Pattaya celebrities support crafts to support children’s education


Cristina, Elfi and Rungthip pose with the magnificent handbags served at the Royal Garden Plaza.

In recent years, the Human Help Network Foundation (Thailand), under the leadership of Director Radchada Chomjinda, has implemented a vocational training program to encourage children in their care to develop skills in the arts and craftsmanship, not only for their own knowledge and enjoyment but also to apply their talents in this craft if they wish in the future.

One of the professional skills they are taught is designing and producing unique decoupage items such as bags, baskets, hats and various keepsakes.

These items are sold at numerous charity functions and fairs to raise funds for the care and education of the children at the center.

Over the past few months, prominent people from Pattaya, businessmen, and members of service and charitable organizations have volunteered their time and resources to act as “presenters” to help promote and promote. publicize the exquisite crafts, because all the profits from the sale of the products go to pay for the children’s education.

The list of VIP presenters is growing and the latest celebrities to model the products were Elfi Seitz, editor-in-chief of Pattaya Blatt, Rungthip Suksrikan, CEO of the Sunbeam group, and Cristina Betourne, famous international singer of stage and theater.

Cristina, Elfi and Rungthip pose in front of the HHN decoupage stand at the Royal Garden Plaza. Radchada Chomjinda (back right) is very satisfied with the whole affair.

The last “photo shoot” took place on June 18 at the Royal Garden Plaza, where the management of the mall generously donated a permanent exhibition and a sales stand on the ground floor to display and sell the items. decoupage products.

The 3 eminent ladies were delighted to see each other again after many years. Elfi said: “Although we live in the same town and have worked closely together for many years, doing charitable work and helping underprivileged children in our community, life has its twists and turns and over the years we tend to wander in different directions and lose touch with the people we love. But now that we’re together again, it makes me very happy.

Rungthip was also delighted to see her friends say: “It is so wonderful to see Elfi and Cristina again after so long and especially to be here to help our dear friend Khun Toy in her most useful project. Our hotel, restaurants and entertainment venues will help promote and sell these beautiful products to our customers to raise funds for their education.

Cristina, who lived in Pattaya with her husband Laurent many years ago, said she was delighted to be back home. “It’s been 18 years since we left Pattaya, as my husband Laurent is a hotel manager and has worked in Poland and Egypt among many other countries during his career.

Nutsara Duangsri, sales and marketing manager at Pattaya Mail, also volunteered to be a guest model.

“I am so happy to be back in Pattaya, and while I am here I will be involved in service and charity work to raise funds for the underprivileged and poor in our community.”

Shortly after Cristina returned to Pattaya, she was the star attraction of the Rotary Charity Music Festival which was held in April this year at the Royal Cliff Hotel. “I was so happy and proud to have played a small role in helping the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya raise funds at the concert that have already been donated to many homes for needy children.”

Help from individuals and organizations for the child cutting project is welcome. For more information, please contact Siromet Akarapongpanitch, tel. 086-661-3666, email: [email protected] or visit their website:

A western tourist takes an interest in the decoupage products on display.


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