Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


The focus of this project was the Pakkred Home for Mentally Handicapped Girls in Bangkok, Thailand. Its goal was to assist the International Support Group (ISG) by suggesting recommendations to enhance the quality of life at the home. We conducted building assessments, behavioral observations, and interviews to identify, document, and prioritize needs in areas such as health, sanitation, safety, handicap accessibility, and personal dignity. We investigated a variety of possible improvements and provided recommendations to the ISG on how to direct their fundraising and improvement efforts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering