Goodwill Group Foundation
69/1 Soi Ruamrudee 2, Phloenchit Rd, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
The Goodwill Group Foundation is a school, a community center and a placement center in one, we offer:
- English and computer skills training to fit busy schedules
- Assistance in career planning and life management
- Networking opportunities to make new friends
- Free internet access via our 8-unit PC center
The mission of Goodwill Group is to improve the quality of life of young Thai women via skills training and career services. The underlying philosophy of our organization is best found in the words of Ruby Manikan, "If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family." In a male-oriented society where education opportunities for the poor are few, women are less likely to receive them. Most of our students have migrated to Bangkok from the Northeast and are working to support not only themselves, but also their parents and quite often, children living upcountry with them. With little education and few job skills, these women often face a lot of pressure, both direct and indirect, to enter the sex industry. The lack of universal access to education is a major challenge in Thailand, yet we believe that women are more in need of a helping hand so that is where we have placed our focus.