Goodwill Group in the finalists for NGO awards
It’s been a while since our last update. We are extremely eager to share with you how your support has enabled Goodwill to continue thriving upon its mission to empower disadvantaged women and young girls in Thailand.
Over 200 grade-nine students in two public high schools—Senangkhanikhom School in Amnat Charoen province and Namyuenwittaya School in Ubon province—learned how to prevent various kinds of dangers from the use of social media, human trafficking, rape and domestic violence through "Prevention of Danger" workshops. They were also given tools to protect themselves against such dangers through "Basic Self-defense" workshops. Rural villagers in eight local communities in Ubon, and those in neighbouring communities that often face natural disasters, were very enthusiastic to participate in our "First-aid and CPR" workshops. Through close collaboration with the Subdistrict Administrative Organization, we were also able to establish relationships with leaders of local communities who have volunteered to help spread the words about Goodwill’s mission.
As our initiatives grow, we aim to broaden our family and deepen our network with local organizations and public institutions. Our Goodwill team in Ubon actively seeks new channels to reach communities located in rural areas, to go where the need is. Over the past three months, we have established partnerships with six new local communities in the Ubon and Sisaket province.
We are even more proud to tell you that we have successfully trinaed over 3,000 students so far in 2014 through a series of our core programs. Additional, Goodwill Group was nominated to be one of 11 finalistst for Thailand's "NGO award 2014" by the Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation. It's an incredible honour for us just to make the short list of 11 organizations given the large number of established NGOs in Thailand. But, all this would not have been possible without your continued support.
Thank you and we look forward to updating you more in our next Project Report. Happy Holidays!
From all of us at Goodwill
Local villagers enjoyed learning first-aid and CPR
Grade-nine school girls learning self-defense