Tuesday, February 12, 2008
In mid-1997 Thailand experienced an economic fallout. Millions of workers lost their jobs and had to return to their hometowns, where there was no work. Dr. Amporn felt he had to put off retirement and return to his life of helping others. So he turned to his friends and some same minded individuals to form a new organization with initial support from his own retirement income. They called it the FOUNDATION FOR REHABILITATION & DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY, hence, FORDEC. The foundation was formed on Saturday, February 14, 1998, St. Valentine's Day to realize and extend Love symbolized by St. Valentine and transformed into action to bring about the material and spiritual needs to all distressed to uplift their living conditions in human dignity. The word "Dec" in Thai means "child". So "FORDEC" means "For the sake of a child!"
The Foundation has taken the motto: "One's love and concern; for all distressed". This includes children, youth, families, the aged, handicapped, homeless, wanderers, drug addicts, the abused; in other words, all those in distress.
LINK...Foundation For Rehabilitation & Development of Children and Family (FORDEC)