We had a busy start of the year in Ubon Ratchathani. For one, we are happy to have implemented a series of workshops in village high schools aimed at providing young women and girls with the knowledge, information, and confidence needed to pursue life and career paths that are safe and economically promising. As many high school girls in the provinces don’t know enough about paths to higher education and future life plans, teaching them concrete steps to pursue university studies and subsequent careers has been a main focus of our activities. Recognizing that many girls are unable to attend university due to the costs and necessity to contribute to family finances, we have also trained girls on how to pursue safe and dignified career paths immediately after high school, different career options that are available, and relevant labor laws.
To expand the reach and impact of our workshops, we selected students to serve as leaders in their schools. These student leaders participated in an intensive 2-day workshop that equipped them with the skills to pass on knowledge and information to fellow students and to serve as a link between our organization and the schools for future activities. By the end of February, over 500 students had been trained in the program, with 18 trained as student leaders.
In addition to these core activities, we brough some workshops regularly held in our Bangkok office to Ubon. Health and Rights workshops aimed to inform participants about relevant laws and means of recourse when faced with problems in the workplace and elsewhere. A Life Inspiration workshop was also held, during which participants learned about starting their own small enterprise.
We are excited to continue these new training activities and are always grateful for your continued support.
From all of us at Goodwill, Thank You!