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.

Stand up to Violence!

From 1st July to 30th August 2019, with the financial support of the Irish Aid In-Country Micro-Project Scheme (ICMP), we carried out the project entitled “Empowering Girls in Rural Northeast Thailand to Protect Themselves Against Domestic & Sexual Violence”. This...

Kurt Heck: Reflections on Pratthanadee’s Training for Young Rural Women

I’ve been involved with Pratthanadee to varying degrees since I first came to Thailand nearly 20 years ago.  Having moved to Phuket in recent years, I’ve been wanting to catch up on how the foundation’s work in the Issan region of Thailand has progressed. ...

My Internship Experience at Pratthanadee Foundation: Grace

"Hi everyone, My name is Grace. I am a 4th year student from Chiang Mai University. I started my internship at Pratthanadee Foundation on early May this year and today, 8th August, is my last day here. Since I have worked here for approximately 3 months, I want to...

The Better Me Project for Girls “Preparing for Success”

Executive Summary The ‘Preparing for Success’ training program, through the generous support of the Socialgiver organization, was able to reach more than 800 rural girls in Northeast Thailand. It covered key aspects from existing workshops on ‘Building a Positive...

Voices That Care

It has been an exciting and definitely entertaining summer for us. The highlight was undoubtedly our event in June at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok. Together with ThaiBev, we held a sold-out fundraising gala dinner showcasing Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s...

Giving Underprivileged Women A Voice

Recently, we received a visit from Jaclyn Tan, Head of Brand & Marketing (Southeast Asia) at JD Sports Fashion. The UK leading sports fashion retailer opened its flagship store at IconSiam plus an outlet at Mega Bangna less than a year ago. So it was flattering...

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...

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