The Pratthanadee Foundation is a registered Thai NGO established in 2000. Their aim is to raise and realize the aspirations of disadvantaged women and girls in Thailand.
As a young girl growing up in rural Thailand, there are few opportunities for education, training and employment. Thousands of young women move to Bangkok each year, looking for work to support parents, grandparents, younger siblings and sometimes their own children back home.
These women arrive in the city with little preparation, no savings, no connections and no real, marketable skills. Their opportunities in Bangkok are limited – factory work, domestic labor, cleaning and sometimes worse. With stark choices and growing financial pressure, they often become trapped in informal, underpaid or unsafe work.
The Pratthanadee Foundation works with these women to improve their opportunities and to prevent young girls from falling into the same traps. Pratthanadee offers a schedule of free career and personal development workshops for women and girls in Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani in the Northeast of Thailand.
From English language and computer skills to self-defense and job interview preparation, Pratthanadee's workshops make a real difference to women in Thailand. They create a welcoming community, where women feel supported and valued as they take the first step to a brighter future.
Pratthanadee (formerly the Goodwill Group Foundation) was awarded the Mid-Sized Thai NGO of the Year in 2014, by The Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation. This award recognizes the quality, integrity and impact of their programs.See more