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Pratthanadee Foundation (formerly Goodwill Group Foundation Inc.)

Rating: 4.83 stars   30 reviews 1,802

Address:

28 Jethro Peters Ln % Enrique Cuan Perez Northboro MA 01532 USA

Mission:

Pratthanadee's mission is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged Thai women by empowering them through personal and career development services.

Results:

Since our establishment in 2000, over 25,000 women and girls have participated in our programs. According to our most recent Impact Analysis report, students that successfully utilized our services found a job paying, on average, 3,580 THB (US $116) more per month, representing a 36% boost to the student median income of 10,000 THB. Building on our success, a second Goodwill branch was opened in August 2011 in Ubon Ratchathani (Northeastern Thailand) and has been providing knowledge and skills training for women and girls considering migration from villages to work in the city. In 2014, the Pratthanadee Foundation was announced as the winner of the Mid-Sized Thai NGO of the Year. This award was presented by The Resource Alliance, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, as the result of a national competition. It recognizes the quality and integrity of Pratthanadee's programs, and the impact of its work on improving the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in Thailand. While we have a proven record of creating high impact at a low cost, the greatest obstacle to reaching our goals is limited funding. We have an effective structure and committed staff in place to expand our impact to more women, but support is needed.

Target demographics:

Virtually all of disadvantaged women with whom Pratthanadee works have never finished high school, have migrated to Bangkok from poorer rural provinces in search of employment to support their family, are single or separated/divorced and have to support their parents and children back home. For those who are currently employed, the majority of the women find themselves in informal employment characterized by unstable income and poor working conditions (e.g. factories, construction, and temporary jobs, including work in the sex trade).

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 3,000 women and girls in Thailand

Geographic areas served:

Bangkok, Thailand

Programs:

English language, Computer skills, Fundamental Career Development training, Life skills, Vocational skills, Self-defense and rights, Money management, and Mentoring.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Teaching English at Pratthanadee Foundation has been valuable and rewarding experience in my life. My students are lovely and highly motivated. I truly appreciate their hard work and dedication to learn and improve their English skills. I look forward to working with them every weekend.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The team customizes courses, workshop, training, actions, for Thai Woman. French expat, working in hospitality industry, i was looking for a way to participate to a better future here in Thailand. The Pratthanadee foundation trust me through workshops and together we live wonderful moments with fantastic woman.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been volunteering with Pratthanadee Foundation for over a year, teaching English to under privileged Thai women. It is a joy to come in every week as the students are highly motivated to learn English. The foundation also runs classes such as computer classes, self defence skills and interview preparation to help students become more well-rounded which helps them to get better jobs. I greatly enjoy my time there and look forward every week to my class.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I teach English once a week as a volunteer at Pratthanadee Foundation. Working at Prattanadee is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences of my life. The students are highly motivated to learn and appreciative of the teacher's efforts. I am a retired secondary school teacher and also a college instructor with over 20 years of experience so I can say with confidence that Pratthanadee is one of the best places to teach. The staff, too, is quite professional and caring. It is a pleasure to teach there and to be involved with all the staff and students.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a volunteer with Pratthanadee. I teach there once a week. From the moment I walk into the building I feel energised. It´s such a privilege to be part of this. The students are motivated and a joy to work with. The staff is engaged and caring in natural, non-patronising way. We all need more people like them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been associated with Pratthanadee/Goodwill Foundation for the past 4 years and don't know of a better organization to give your time and donate your money. Every $1 you donate will help Thai Women become better educated and provide them more opportunity at a better career. Donate Now!!!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This charity has a powerful and vital mission, and is steadfast in its commitment to empowering disadvantaged women and girls. Importantly, Pratthanadee thinks big whilst understanding the detail of how to help each and every person that participates in its training. By their being rooted in delivering meaningful outcomes, I feel as a donor that my support is helping to improve the futures of individual women and girls, and contributing in a small way towards something even bigger and better for Thailand as a whole. I recommend Pratthanadee as an excellent steward of philanthropy and a charity that has a bold path towards delivering lasting impact.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered as both an English teacher and as a translator at Pratthandee Foundation. The lives of these women that the foundation works with have improved significantly and the foundation is making real impact everyday. As a volunteer, I was touched by the women that I taught and I could see how empowered they become after attending classes and workshops at Pratthanadee Foundation. They were able to find better jobs and/or learn to negotiate for better employment terms. I have seen how crucial Pratthanadee Foundation's work is, and I cannot tell you enough how important Pratthanadee Foundation's work is to everyone in Thailand.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have links with Goodwill Bangkok for a good number of years.I am very impressed with the work of Khun Beer and Khun Ann and staff.They are very professional and committed.I have done some relief teaching and supported a number of programs at Goodwill.It is a very successful organisation and it's focus on disadvantaged Thai women is very purposeful.It has expanded it's programs and achieved considerable success since it's inception. I have found the students to be very appreciate of the opportunities they have been given.The students are a joy to teach.Very enthusiastic and engaged.The staff are caring and professional.They are always friendly and welcoming. I wish students and staff every success in the future.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I'm a volunteer for the project: "Textile Collecting 4 Charity" and a volunteer submitted English teacher. The mission , programs and goals Goodwill Group Foundation has is a perfect match with my principles. I always feel welcome at the office and the staff is great. I wish the Textile Collecting project will grow from collecting, business and office clothing for Goodwill's beneficiaries into a big fundraising project.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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