Social Issues, Non-Governmental Organizations in Thailand

 Kenan Institute Asia – Thailand
Improving lives across Southeast Asia, with a focus on Thailand and Vietnam, for over 20 years, helping people thrive in the global economy, and to lead happier lives. Today, Kenan is tackling five urgent development challenges: delivering 21st-century education, building lasting communities, supporting financial freedom, enhancing small business competitiveness, and promoting healthy behavior.

 EDF - The Education for Development Foundation
EDF offers scholarship programs to support underprivileged children to gain education in the rural areas of the 19 Northeast provinces of Thailand. Grants will provide funding to support and assist schools. Disabled children projects and emergency relief projects. EDF is a registered non-profit organization.

 Baan Gerda, Lopburi
HIV positive children, a lot of them orphans, live and receive medical treatment in family houses under the care of foster parents at the small community of Baan Gerda.

 UNICEF Thailand
This is UNICEF Thailand home page. The website examines the issues facing children and women in Thailand. Issues covered include birth registration, education, HIV/AIDS, child trafficking, violence against children, poverty, disparity and children in tsunami-affected areas.

 The SET Foundation
The SET Foundation awards scholarships and other financial aid to impoverished students at high schools, colleges and universities. Students can receive cash grants to pay for uniforms, books, tools, bus fares, lunches or dormitory accommodations.

 Human Development Foundation - Mercy Centre
Mercy Centre is a shelter for street kids. Four orphanages, a hospice, a home for mothers and children with HIV/AIDS, a 500-pupil kindergarten, a community meeting place, and a serene haven in the slums with small gardens and playgrounds. [Human Development Foundation]

 Amnesty International (AI) Thailand
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide voluntary activist movement working for human rights. It is independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.

 World Vision Foundation of Thailand
World Vision Foundation of Thailand is a child-focused organization that operates through Area Development Programs. World Vision Foundation of Thailand now has 70 projects in 42 provinces of Thailand. To date, 103,645 children are sponsored. (Data as of January 2014).

 Giving Back Association
Giving Back Association (GBA) is a free resource which helps donors to find good charities worthy or their support. We have over 40 Thai charities rated and reviewed by GBA staff. The rating detailed information for each charity and the review for each charity can be downloaded from our website.

 Pratthanadee Foundations
Pratthanadee is a private Thai foundation established in Bangkok in December 2000. The mission is to improve the quality of life of young disadvantaged Thai women via English language school, skills training and career services.

 Operation Blessing Foundation
Operation Blessing Foundation is a Christian humanitarian organization based in Chiangmai since 2000. We work on several aspects without discrimination of gender, faith, race, socioeconomic level etc. We support, develop, and assist communities in need of healthcare, education, and livelihood. We promote spiritual and moral development.

 Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Thailand Office
In supporting social democracy in Thailand the work of the FES in Thailand aims at facilitating inclusive dialogue, participation, pluralism, rule of law, social justice and non-violent conflict resolution. Thai- and English-language publications related to Thai society and democracy.

 Blood Foundation
Blood Foundation is a small NGO in northern Thailand with a number of education and income-generating projects benefiting Burmese refugees, hill tribes and Thai people.

 Starfish Country Home School Foundation
Non-profit organization in Thailand with office outside Maetaeng, north of Chiang Mai. Programs in education, medical care and for street children in Asia.

 The Curriculum Project
The Curriculum Project provides curricula, materials and teacher training for the education of Burmese exiles, refugees and migrant communities on the Burma-Thailand border. Office Mae Sot.

 Grassroots Human Rights Education & Development
Foundation for Education and Development (formerly Grassroots HRE) promotes education, human rights, and the development of a safe working environment for Burmese migrants in Thailand. Focusing on Burmese migrants in Phang Nga, South Thailand and Mae Sot.

 Australian-New Zealand Women's Group
ANZWG's main role is to promote friendship amongst its members and to support each other during their stay in Thailand. Its aim is also to help women and children in Thailand. ANZWG has contributed to many projects. Also fundraising events.

 Volunteer Work Thailand
Volunteer Work Thailand is a non-profit organization that enables people to search for volunteer opportunities in Thailand. Our site contains a wide variety of community service ideas and conservation projects, including work with children, teaching English, and volunteering with animals.

 Chicky Net - A social Network for Women living in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Chicky Net has sub-networks all over Thailand, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Phuket. Chicky Net really makes Thailand feel like home and makes you feel a bigger part of the expat community.

 Mundo Exchange : Volunteering in Thailand
Mundo Exchange is an non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) from Oregon based in and around the Isaan region of Thailand doing charitable voluntary work in rural areas of need.

 Isara Foundation
Isara is a registered non-profit charity whose projects focus on helping the areas of education, health and safety, and the environment. In 2007 Isara opened a free learning center in Nong Khai and also a free volunteer work program so that any one who wants to make a difference can afford to do so.

 Rain Tree Foundation
The Rain Tree Foundation is based in Thailand and committed to developing rural communities. Our main focus is on children's education, appropriate technologies and community development.

 The Well Member Care Center, Chiang Mai
The Well is a Christian Member Care Center which promotes the well-being and effectiveness of Christian workers and organizations, and Member Care providers in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Asia. The Well services include debriefing, counseling and pastoral care, leadership and organizational consultation, conflict resolution, and team building. The Well also offers seminars and workshops related to these topics.

 Ecpat International
ECPAT is a network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

 The Anglo-Thai Foundation
The Anglo Thai Foundation works in two areas of Thailand, both within the Isarn region, supporting school children, and university students, training to be teachers.(UK)

 Population and Community Development Association
PDA operates a wide variety of programs designed to serve and assist the rural poor of Thailand. Our projects include : forest replanting, mobile health clinics, environmental education, etc.

 Duang Prateep Foundation
We are a non–governmental organization based in Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand, working to help Bangkok slum dwellers and poor communities throughout Thailand.

 Second Chance Bangkok
You have unwanted items that surface during a spring clean or towards the end of your assignment in Bangkok? You can donate them to Second Chance Bangkok. Proceeds from the sale go to help generate employment, start businesses and fund social projects. Store located on Ardnarong road (close to Bangkok Port), contact us to pick up your things.

 Rotary Club of Koh Samui
The Rotary Club of Koh Samui meets every wednesday at Chaweng Regent Hotel.

 VolunThai - Volunteers for Thailand
VolunThai looks for volunteer teachers for its homestay programmes in rural Thailand. Volunteers have to pay a modest fee to participate. Conditions apply.

 Kid's Home and Family Service Co. Ltd.
Our company provides not only baby-sitting services and maid services, we also teach the basic knowledge of child care to all of our staff. We screen for the right persons and select only quality persons to serve our valued customers.

 Christian Care Foundation
Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities in Thailand (CCD) provides care and support for abandoned children with disabilities, regardless of gender, nationality, creed or religion.

 Center of Education for Advancement of Lanna Women
The Lanna Women Center operates in 9 provinces of the Upper North of Thailand.The center works closely with women's organizations, women's leaders, female teacher organizations.

 The Redemptorist Center Pattaya, Thailand
The center has 144 air–conditioned rooms with cable TV, refrigerator and telephone. Also 44 rooms are especially equipped for our disabled visitors.