572/1 Moo 5, Naklua Soi 25
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  • Mon-Fri 09:30 am to 2:30 pm


Services Extended To Our Women


Education:

  • Literacy classes
  • Language proficiency: Thai, English and German
  • Skill training: Dressmaking, hairdressing, jewelry, computer skills and typing
  • Health education through talks, visual aids and pamphlets on current issues such as HIV/AIDS, blood tests are provided. When requested students will be accompanied on visits to a specialist or hospital.
  • Counseling
  • Empowering our women by providing them with up-to-date information regarding trafficking.

Through our services we are able to assist those seeking to improve their present life situation.

We are able to reach out to the women because they trust us.

Building this 'trusting relationship' is very important because many of the women have been deceived and have difficulty trusting anyone.

Through our services we have gained their trust and we have been able to reach out to them in a positive way.

Our services include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Spiritual empowerment
    • Celebrating the Buddhist Lent
    • Group therapy
    • Reflection
    • Meditation

Having to cope with the stress in their daily life situation creates a great need for someone to understand, listen and accept them without judgment. Therefore we offer individual and group counseling.

  • Cultural awareness
    • Thai dancing
    • Singing and music
    • Moral education
    • Monthly social, often highlighting cultural festivals and their significance.
  • Services of our "Drop in Center"
    • Child Care services for destitute children
    • Provide school fees, uniforms and food supplements for children from poor parents who are eligible to go to government schools.
    • Social assistance (Rental payments, travel expenses to visit sick relatives, etc.)
    • Emergency services for acute situations.
    • Translation of letters
    • Help filling in forms
    • Provide information for women regarding their legal rights. This service is mostly used by mixed marriages.
    • Information service regarding visas, going abroad, education for themselves or their children, etc.
  • Creating awareness on current issues.
    • Gender equality

Because of gender inequality, women are sometimes abused without knowing their rights. The abusers ignore the rights of women and use them as commodities. Our program encourages women to pass on to the next generation the need for gender equality.

Trafficking:

Thailand is one of the receiving and sending countries for trafficking.

This is a profound human rights abuse and women are particularly vulnerable due to the inequalities they face in status and opportunity.

Women are made aware of this abuse and we help those who have managed to escape from it.




Vocational Training

  • Hairdressing
  • Training course Traditional Thai Massage
  • Typing & Compter Courses
  • Language Courses in Thai
  • Language Courses in English
  • Language Courses in German
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There is great potential for women with hairdressing skills to provide the women with a reasonable income.

Thai traditional massage is very popular and widely sought after among Thais and foreigners, by both men and women. As a result, the Thai traditional massage business is rapidly growing which includes aroma therapy, aqua therapy, body and oil massage, etc., and is part of health promoting businesses.
This business results in a good income in Thailand and abroad. The training period is short and has good potential for earning income.
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Computer skills are in demand in all sectors. Most women working in Pattaya are from poor rural families with low education.
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Many migrant women from poor families work in the service sector in Pattaya. They come from neighboring countries mostly from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Many of them have low education and are illiterate. They cannot speak Thai fluently. This excludes them from access to information and eventually from Thai citizenship. They have to deal with foreign tourists every day.
English is also a necessity for them in their daily work to prevent being exploited or manipulated, suffer abuse or violence.
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Many migrant women from poor families work in the service sector in Pattaya. They come from neighboring countries mostly from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Many of them have low education and are illiterate. They cannot speak Thai fluently. This excludes them from access to information and eventually from Thai citizenship. They have to deal with foreign tourists every day.
English is also a necessity for them in their daily work to prevent being exploited or manipulated, suffer abuse or violence.
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Many Germans visit Pattaya as tourists and there are many German residents who live with Thai women or do business. In addition, German law stipulates that women who wish to apply for a visa for the purpose of marriage to a German citizen have to pass an exam at Goethe Institute in Bangkok.
It is also necessary for the women to know German to communicate with their German clients.
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The Staff at our Women's Center consists of :

1. Good Shepherd Sisters     2. Staff members     3. Volunteers (from overseas, on a temporary basis)

The language skill training programs are run with the help of volunteers. Young women between the ages of 20 to 35 years old from different countries come to Pattaya to join our volunteer program for a minimum of three to six months. Not only are their teaching skills invaluable for the success of our language training, they are also excellent ambassadors for our work once they return to their country of origin. We consider our volunteers a gift to the Center.



Overall objective:

To enhance self-image and reduce vulnerability of women in the tourism sector. This project will enhance their self-esteem and make them less vulnerable as a first step towards a better life. It will promote full and genuine participation in society that will empower them through confidence and pride. It will ultimately guide them towards a sustainable livelihood of their own choice, that will help them to live with dignity as a human being, recognizing the real value of life. To achieve this overall objective, this project works with different partners from the public sector, such as concerned state agencies, the private sector, the Church and local NGOs, etc.

This collaboration includes sharing and an exchange of information and experience, referral, participation in meetings and training, common action and campaigns, etc. In addition, some partners provide legal assistance, some give materials in-kind, others extend assistance to referred cases, and provide training for the women, etc.


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