Video Stories

Duang’s Story:

Moving to Bangkok from Surin at the age of 18, Duang started working as a receptionist and later as a maid. Her aunt, a former Pratthanadee student, encouraged her to enroll so her English language skills and career prospects could be improved.

We collaborated with German cosmetic brand @HelloBody. HelloBody provides funding for film and video productions. Their content team flew into Bangkok and shot a series of mini documentaries on the foundation and some of our amazing students. The tie up also linked us up with the #HelloBody online community and brought us many new and wonderful friends who are #realwomen with #realsupport as they share our mission of #empowering underprivileged women. The experience affirms the work we do in transforming lives and reminds us all that gender equality is a universal pursuit. We feel highly inspired from the collaboration and will continue to push on. Thank you team #HelloBody!

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Now I know there are many other things I can do, and I have the confidence to pursue a different career.

Duang

Welcome to Pratthanadee:

We collaborated with German cosmetic brand @HelloBody on their global #IWD digital campaign. Their content team flew into Bangkok and shot a series of mini documentaries on the foundation and some of our amazing students. The tie up also linked us up with the #HelloBody online community and brought us many new and wonderful friends who are #realwomen with #realsupport as they share our mission of #empowering underprivileged women. The experience affirms the work we do in transforming lives and reminds us all that gender equality is a universal pursuit. We feel highly inspired from the collaboration and will continue to push on. Thank you team #HelloBody!

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Kik’s Story:

Below, Kanjaree Sirimakakul (Kik), tells us her origin story and how her life has changed after the “Better Me” programme!

We collaborated with German cosmetic brand @HelloBody. HelloBody provides funding for film and video productions. Their content team flew into Bangkok and shot a series of mini documentaries on the foundation and some of our amazing students. The tie up also linked us up with the #HelloBody online community and brought us many new and wonderful friends who are #realwomen with #realsupport as they share our mission of #empowering underprivileged women. The experience affirms the work we do in transforming lives and reminds us all that gender equality is a universal pursuit. We feel highly inspired from the collaboration and will continue to push on. Thank you team #HelloBody!

Follow her inspiring story below:

I was one of five children. My mother worked very, very hard to feed us all. She used to boil beans and sweet potato every day for local ceremonies but it was not always enough. I hated how hard she had to work. So when I was 15 years old, I quit school to help her. I am the oldest and it is my responsibility to look after the family too.

Kik

On’s Story:

A single mother of three, struggling in poverty with only a primary school education, went from being hopeless and depressed to having a future she is excited to pursue. With growing confidence following the “Better Me” programme, On feels happy and ready for the life she is continuously building for herself and her family.

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I was a single mother, working as a maid in three households to support my children. On my first day at Pratthanadee, I was so nervous, I couldn’t look anyone in the eyes. I had absolutely no confidence at all. Now, I feel in control of my life. I can genuinely smile again for the first time in years.
P'On

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Nang’s Story:

Follow the story of a woman who took on role of both mother and father. Thousands of women like Nang are stuck in low-paid, dangerous, or unstable work. Deciding to make a change and improve her life for the better, Nang found Pratthanadee, and what is more, Pratthanadee found a valued member of its team. Currently, she works at our Ubon Ratchathani branch.

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I was working in an abusive environment and was struggling with a child and a runaway boyfriend, thinking this was my lot in life; I felt trapped. I’m truly thankful for the life-changing experience at Pratthanadee and to the donors who made it all possible.
Nang

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Beer’s Story:

Featured in the 12th episode of HEROES of Thailand by Inspire Change, Pratthanadee Foundation’s director Sarochinee Unyawachsumrith (Beer) details her difficult past and her dedication to educating disadvantaged women from Bangkok and the Northeast. Accompanied by Weena Autharam (Nang), they are embodiments of Pratthanadee’s resilience, perseverance, and desire to truly impact the lives of Thai women and girls.

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BEER - HEROES of Thailand S01E12

ผู้หญิงคนนี้มีความปรารถนาดีที่จะมอบโอกาสและทักษะชีวิตเพื่อที่จะพาผู้หญิงที่ไม่มีโอกาสทั่วประเทศไปถึงฝันและเป้าหมายของเขาThis woman has dedicated her life to educating and preparing disadvantaged women from all over the country to find their goals and reach for their dreams.#heroesofthailand #inspirechangeth #pratthanadee

Posted by Inspire Change on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
“I find so much joy in my job and I also get to help people at the same time. I can’t quite explain my feelings into words… I just know I’m on the right path and I must continue on it…”
Beer