It all began in 1992, when Khun Piangta came to Pattaya with a priest from CCT (Church of Christ, Thailand), Bangkok. They rented a small house that they lived in and used it as a drop-in for street children.
They sought out the many street children who hung around in Pattaya. Those who tried to beg and or sell themselves to tourists who had come to Pattaya to exploit these poor unfortunate children and those who had no parents or had escaped from violent homes.
Khun Piangta took it upon herself to motivate these children to attend school and get away from the terrible environment they knew.
And after two years out on the streets, they moved into a larger house in Jomtien, where they began to host a few of these street children and where they also got them into the schools. In 1999 it had grown to 15 children and they had to look for a new and larger location.
At this time Khun Piangta took over as general manager and had two assistants with her at the new location, where they have been ever since. As of September 2009 Baan Jing Jai has been home to 66 children. and now the staff consists of 4 permanent employees, and 4-6 volunteers who work almost around the clock.