Train 7,000 disadvantaged women in Thailand

 
$100,620
$184,039
Raised
Remaining
Jul 15, 2011

Please Help Us Open Our Project!

Our new Office in Ubon Ratchathani
Our new Office in Ubon Ratchathani

 

Sawassdee kah to all our supporters!

We have news to share with you! 

We’re Getting Closer…Please Help Us Open Our New Project!


We are about half way towards opening the doors to our second Goodwill branch in Ubon Ratchanthani, the second poorest province in Northeast Thailand. We have raised $97,800 USD but we still need more in order to fund the first three years of the branch’s launch. Please help us get closer to our dream!

 

Many of Goodwill’s students came from this area the same way thousands do every year. There aren’t any schools in the outskirts of Ubon Ratchathani and there are practically no jobs, besides, for example, sporadic rice farming for $4 a day. Therefore, it’s practically inevitable that women will move to Bangkok in search of better opportunities. Our goal is to educate the women in Ubon Ratchathani and provide them with the skill set and support system they’ll need upon arrival in Bangkok. If we don’t reach them in Ubon Ratchathani, it’s a lot more likely that women from this region will fall into unsafe and unfulfilling jobs. 

Since Goodwill operates with merely five employees and about 40 volunteers, your donations go straight to the cause. Here are a few examples of how your contributions will make an impact:

$10 USD pays for one woman’s classroom expenses for four months 
$25 USD provides training materials and supplies needed for proper instruction of a vocational course 
$50 USD buys desks and chairs for an entire classroom of students
$100 USD helps us keep the students’ computer lab up-to-date with a fax machine, scanner or printer
$250 USD pays for one qualified instructor (previous instructors have come from Thai Red Cross)
$500 USD pays for three trainings (cosmetology, first aid, basic self-defense and etc.) 
$1,000 USD buys a new computer for the students’ computer lab (we currently have eight PCs)
$3,000 USD pays for about one year’s rent in Ubon Ratchanthani


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Please help us open Ubon Ratchathani Branch
We welcome any contributions -whether big or small- to help us open the Ubon Ratchathani branch. Please help us get closer to our dream!

 

Thank you so much for your kind support!

 

With gratitude,

Goodwill Team

Inside the office: second day after moving in
Inside the office: second day after moving in
There are only two desks.We need more desks!
There are only two desks.We need more desks!
Staff’s desks, we need chairs!
Staff’s desks, we need chairs!
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Project Leader

Dinah Chung

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

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