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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...

Life In The Pandemic

Life In The Pandemic

For two decades we have trained underprivileged girls and women in the kingdom almost uninterrupted through political upheavals, floods and the like. Never have we experienced anything close to this current pandemic and its accompanying lockdown measures. For many of...

Happy Songkran!

Happy Songkran!

สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์ สวัสดีปีใหม่ไทย ขอส่งความปรารถนาดีและความห่วงใยที่แสนอบอุ่นไปถึงทุกคนนะคะ ขอให้สุขภาพกายใจสมบูรณ์ แข็งแรง ขอให้มีแต่ความสุขเนื่องในวันสงกรานต์นี้ไปจวบจนตลอดปี ตลอดไปค่ะ ✨♥️ Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the Traditional Thai New...

Stand up to Violence!

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...

Voices That Care

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

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...

Featured Donor: Paul Dowling

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...

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