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Life’s Getting Better

Life’s Getting Better

She hopes to be a teacher one day, but when Aye Say (Mai) was growing up in Myanmar her family had a different life path for her. Attaining educational qualifications was not important they felt. They wanted her to be a farmer. Mai’s time in school would often get...

From Ubon to Washington DC

From Ubon to Washington DC

July was a whirlwind for me. In the course of several weeks, my team and I made our way through over 10 schools and reached out to more than 2,000 high school girls in northeast Thailand including Ubon province. We trained, distributed self-learning kits and collected...

Back On The Road In Ubon!

Back On The Road In Ubon!

By Pratthanadee Staff | Bangkok, Girls, Women After having our wings clipped for the last two years by the pandemic, we’re happy to report that we’re back on the road in Ubon Ratchathani. For close to a decade, we’d run workshops for teenage girls in poorly resourced...

WE MAKE LEMONADE TOO!

WE MAKE LEMONADE TOO!

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...

มีคนทำร้ายร่างกายกันตรงหน้า ทำไงดี ??

มีคนทำร้ายร่างกายกันตรงหน้า ทำไงดี ??

เราสามารถทำอะไรได้บ้างหากพบเจอหรือเข้าไปอยู่ในเหตุการณ์ความรุนแรง
? ตั้งสติแล้วโทรแจ้งตำรวจและเรียกคนเข้ามาช่วย …

แฟนเก่าตามรังควาน ทำไงดี!!!

แฟนเก่าตามรังควาน ทำไงดี!!!

ในช่วงที่ผ่านมาทางมูลนิธิได้รับการติดต่อขอความช่วยเหลือทั้งทางโทรศัพท์และกล่องข้อความเฟสบุ๊คถึงกรณีถูกตามรังควานและข่มขู่คุกคามจากอดีตสามี…

Your first newsletter of 2021!

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

‘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...

Graduated Finally!

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...

FON AND JOY

FON AND JOY

Oranuch Wonggo or Fon is originally from Nakhon Pathom, a city some 60 kilometres from Bangkok. She became a caregiver at a young age, looking after her ailing father when she was just 16. Fon continued her studies while taking care of him and graduated with a...

Q&A with Ed Tauscher

Q&A with Ed Tauscher

Q: How does it feel to be back in class? A: It feels wonderful to back in class! In-person teaching benefits all students and teachers. Classroom participation helps students learn English and there is no substitute for it! Q: What are some of the challenges you face...

Q&A with Panida Ottesen

Q&A with Panida Ottesen

Q: How does it feel to be back in class? A: It is really wonderful to be back in class and see everyone at the foundation again, both the staff and the students. In class, we can see each other's faces and I can better assist the students when they start to show...

HOLDING ON AND LIVING WELL

HOLDING ON AND LIVING WELL

Arun Naulnom, or just Arun to her classmates and teachers at Pratthanadee, is originally from Phetchabun, a province close to the north of Thailand. A single mother of two, she’s been cleaning homes for over 20 years. The freelance domestic helper earns about 35,000...

Back At Work, Finally!

Back At Work, Finally!

It was a difficult few months for Praew (Pongsa Phimmasone) when Bangkok was under partial lockdown. The 27-year old massage therapist, like several of her classmates at Pratthanadee, found herself temporarily out of work as her workplace had to close. Money was tight...

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