Annual CPCR Children’s Performance: ‘The Greatest Love’
On November 21st, children from the CPCR assessment and treatment shelter, Baan Oun Rak, had a chance to go on stage and share their talents with an audience. CPCR has offered drama therapy for children who were victim of abuse, neglect, and exploitation at Baan Oun Rak for a decade. The drama therapy is the use of theater techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health. Through role playing and the use of other improvisational skills, the children are able to explore their feelings in a safe environment. This year, at the Bangkok Youth Center, CPCR welcomed young actors from the Baan Nontapun House for Children with Disabilities and Duang Prateep Foundation (Kanchanaburi Shelter) to join the event. They all came together and developed a storyline together. ‘The Greatest Love,’ the name of 11th children’s performance, is the story of a child who wants to find the true meaning of love. Twenty children from three shelters participated in all stages of the drama performance, including playwriting, acting, stage design, and costume. On behalf of the entire cast and crew, we would like to thank all of the audiences, volunteers, and sponsors who came to the event and gave moral support to our children. This is the greatest love of all!
‘Music for Kids’
The Muse Music Academy launched a volunteering and fundraising program with CPCR. ‘Music for Kids’ is a program that aims to support underprivileged children in Thai society. The Muse Music Academy puts on a charity concert for children at the school and patients at the hospital. This private organization donates all proceeds from the concert to CPCR. Thank you Muse Music Academy for building a caring society with CPCR.
Annual CPCR Staff Seminar 2015
From November 30th to December 1st, CPCR conducted their annual staff seminar at the Army Rehabilitation and Recreation Center in Petchburi Province. This year, with support from PARTAGE, CPCR aims to promote capacity building among team members. To improve communication within the organization, CPCR invited Ms. Thanachthorn Premchiashuan from Jitarsabank to lead the training program. There were many activities, which received positive feedback from the staff. One staff member from the organization development unit shared her opinion that, after the training, she now understands how to work as a team. She can see her position within the organization more clearly and understands the roles of team members in other units. Since each unit has its own unique problems, taking a positive approach can improve her work and reduce conflict within the organization. CPCR plans to launch a capacity building program for team members in the near future because they believe that happy staff members make a happy work environment with positive outcomes.