Chosen by the Rockefeller Foundation as the top midsized NGO in Thailand

Rockefeller Foundation
Resource Alliance Social Impact Awards 2017
Guidestar Gold Seal

A Thailand Registered Charity Established in 2000

With local staff and an international board, we use our global networks to serve women and girls in Thailand.

Empowerment, Not Dependence

Training that sparks an internal and positive change in each woman and girl, empowering them to go out and change their lives.

Branches in Bangkok and the Northeast of Thailand

Providing services for rural and urban women in central Bangkok and the economically disadvantaged region of Ubon Ratchathani.

A Small and Supportive Staff Team

With just five full-time staff, our students get to know our team personally – making Pratthanadee feel like a home, a community and a training center in one.

Volunteer Based Model

Through a dedicated team passionate volunteers, we work collaboratively to provide life-changing training for women and girls.

Ambitious and Results Focused

Constantly innovating and finding ways to measure and improve the success of our programs, we put results at the heart of our work.

Women and girls reached each year


Increased Self Confidence


Life-Changing Experience


Increased Salary


The Problem

Women and girls from poor backgrounds face a difficult life in Thailand.

Outside of Bangkok, the country has areas of great poverty, with few opportunities for work outside of agriculture. Young, undereducated women become their family’s ticket to success – whether they like it or not – and face pressure to move to Bangkok and find work. Often they need to support their entire extended family on one salary.

Whether they end up in sex work, manual labor or domestic houses, their situation is the same. They hold the burden of keeping their entire family fed when they have no real skills to compete on the Bangkok job market.


The Solution

We provide free life-changing training and mentoring in Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani in the Northeast of Thailand.

Our students hope to make something of their lives – despite having previously been denied any real opportunity to do so. Some of our students work in the sex industry, and many more grapple with the decision of whether or not to do so themselves. Many of them see marriage to a foreign man as the only means of securing their future. For them it is not a matter of choice, but of survival for themselves and their families.

We provide an alternative – a place for self-assessment and learning, and the first step to a brighter future.

Better Me for Women Supported By Allen & Overy Thailand Co., Ltd.

Donation Amount: 200,000 baht Objective: To have 12 women go through the Better Me Program. This 9 monthtraining plan aims to raise and realize aspirations, empowering women to take positive steps towards becoming healthy, independent and ambitious individuals....

Interviews From Pratthanadee: Q&A With Volunteer Teacher Edward

The experience doesn’t just begin and end in the classroom... How long have you volunteering at Pratthanadee? Almost 2 years! What is the best thing about it? Please feel free to share your story! For me, the best thing about volunteering as an English...

Empowering Girls in the Rural Northeast: Learning about Domestic and Sexual Violence

With help from Irish Aid In-Country Micro-Project Scheme (ICMP) Pratthanadee Foundation conducted the project titled “Empowering Girls in Rural Northeast Thailand to Protect Themselves Against Domestic & Sexual Violence” during August and September 2018. Workshops...

Featured Donor: Paul Dowling

“I am continuously inspired by the students and staff of Pratthanadee, and hope to convey that passion to family, friends and colleagues back home.” From Boston to Bangkok with a desire to give back! This month’s featured donor is Paul Dowling. With a mission to help...

Better Me for Girls: “Preparing for Success” at Ubon Ratchathani with St. Stephen’s International School, Khao Yai

On May 25th 2018, our team at Pratthanadee Foundation, with generous support from St. Stephen’s International School, Khao Yai, was able to reach 42 high school girls Khemmaratpittayakom School. As part of the “Preparing for Success” training programme, we covered key...

My Experience at Pratthanadee Foundation: Angana Narula

A little bit about me: I’m a third-generation Thai-Indian who has spent the last 3 years studying English Literature and History at Durham University in the United Kingdom. Contrary to popular belief, my courses didn’t just involve analyzing poetry or memorizing...

“Claim Your Rights” with Irish Aid: The Beginning

Our team at Pratthanadee Foundation is currently on our third day conducting workshops for disadvantaged school girls at Ubon Ratchathani and Sisaket. One of the most significant workshops being held is titled “Claim Your Rights.” This involves educating students on...

Better Me for Girls: “Preparing for Success” at Ubon Ratchathani with SocialGiver

In May 2018, our team at Pratthanadee Foundation with generous support from Socialgiver, was able to reach 40 junior high school girls Khemmaratpittayakom School. As part of the “Preparing for Success” training programme, we covered key aspects of the workshop...

A NYX and Pratthanadee Collaboration!

  In July 2018, NYX Professional Makeup Thailand held a 2-day workshop at Pratthanadee Foundation for all of our ladies who wanted some makeup advice. The workshop focused on applying makeup to suit one’s skin colour, face shape, and hair colour. The aim was to...

Volunteer Spotlight: Robin Hudson

For volunteer English teacher Robin Hudson, learning is a two way street! “I love seeing them achieve their goals.” This month’s volunteer spotlight is on Robin Hudson. Having moved to Bangkok in 2011 from Phoenix, Arizona, she signed up as a substitute English...

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