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

Rockefeller Foundation
Resource Alliance Social Impact Awards 2017
Guidestar Gold Seal
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.


In over two decades of our work, we had to deal with political and economic ups and downs in the kingdom. But they never lasted long. Thailand, known for its Teflon tenacity, always bounced back. The Covid pandemic, coming up to its two-year mark soon, is however a...

Women like Duang are Thinking Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World

When the factory she was working for suddenly started giving line workers more days off, Duang became apprehensive. She had come to Bangkok when she was just 17, dropping out of school in Chaiyaphum province. She had worked in jewelry manufacture ever since, setting...

Women’s Day: By investing in herself, Nang lifted others around her

Nang has always known to depend on herself for survival. Originally from Khon Kaen province, she dropped out of secondary school because she needed to work to supplement her family’s low income. Like many other women before her, Nang moved to Bangkok in search of...

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Your first newsletter of 2021!

Sawadee pee mai! We hope this email finds you and your family well in the new year. Just when we thought we were almost out of the woods on the pandemic, a second wave of Covid-19 infections surfaced in the kingdom. We have had to stop physical classes temporarily at...

‘Makeup’ Your Life Thailand

The Pratthanadee Foundation recently hosted makeup artist Ms Sasinipa Siripitukdet and her crew at our office. They held their "Makeup Your Life Thailand" workshop for our students from the ‘Better Me’ class. Everyone was provided with a full set of cosmetics and...


I graduated in March 2020 and I was so looking forward to entering the workforce, like the rest of my university mates. Then life served up a giant curve ball and knocked me off my feet. The Covid-19 pandemic hit, a partial lockdown followed, making it difficult for...

Graduated Finally!

Last year, we kickstarted a project sponsored by the folks at JD Sports. They were drawn to our mission of empowering underprivileged girls and women as this dovetailed with the causes they were passionate about. The international sports fashion retailer, which opened...

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