Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) enhances the quality of life and well-being of people with disabilities in society by hiring them to take care of layer farm as a part of project called “Raising Layer for Student’s Lunch” project.
The purpose is to encourage them to be self-reliance, having sufficient income to support themselves and their families.
CP Foods, as the world's leading sustainable food manufacturer, is committed to building food security and reducing inequality In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goals, for example, “Raising Layer for Student’s Lunch” project that the company has operated since 1989, tackling malnutrition among children and the youth.
Moreover, CP Foods supports the employment of people with disabilities in the community to help the laying hens program under the Disability Employment Program.
Since 2017, the company has hired a total of 427 people with disabilities to work in the schools, covering 252 schools across the country.
Mr. Buncharong Worasetsuksiri Director of Ban Sansuk School, Klong Nam Sai Subdistrict, Aranyaprathet District of Sa Kaeo Province, said Ban Saen Suk School has 178 students, 10 government officials, 2 teachers and one CP Foods staff, who has been assigned to help oversee the agricultural work of the school, such as the school lunch project, taking care of gardens school safety.This helps people with disabilities in the community to have work close to their homes and have income to support themselves and their families
"As I talked to the disable worker, he feel that Ban Saen Suk School is giving him a new life. Nobody hired him after he had an accident. Being hired and working in the school help him to have a stable income. He is able to take care of himself and his family, "said the director of Ban Sansuk School.
Mr. Danchai Kaewkomol, 45 years old, working at Ban Sansuk School for 2 years, said that he previously worked in a plastic factory and lost a hand from an accident from there. He had to come back home, losing job for 10 years.
Mr. Prasit Sitthiwong, Specialized Teacher Ban Du School (Saharat Phatthanakan), Ban Du Subdistrict, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, said that CPF's employment program for the disabled is a very good project. The company hires person with disabilities in the community, who born deaf.
He collects egg production in the project. Currently, the school maintains 300 laying hens. In addition, the disabled is assigned to feed the chickens, water the plants, and bring food waste from the canteen to raise pigs.
It helps lighten the burden of the school as well, encouraging people with disabilities in the community to have a better life.
CP Foods and Charoen Pokphand Foundation for Rural Life Development has been carrying out the project for more than 30 years.