We dedicate this page for the people who we believe are our angels, accompanying us along this journey, supporting us and helping us in many different ways.
Firstly we would like to thank Mr. Michael Doyle, a partner at Seri, Manop and Doyle Ltd. and an ex-president of the Rotary Club of Bangkok South for helping to connect us with the club and it led to the club donating a sum of money to help Peace And Happiness Foundation buy VDO production equipment. The club which has very strict rules and procedures to select which charity project they will support, decided to help us because they see that our program has a strong potential to make a huge impact on Thailand. Thank you very much Rotarians!
Here are some other people who support us:
“I am excited about the work of Peace And Happiness Foundation, because in many cases I believe that teaching children to think critically could prevent them from becoming victims of human trafficking. Destiny Rescue has rescued over 1,500 children from sexual exploitation since 2011. How many of those stories could have been prevented if they had received a greater education, or if their parents had possessed the analytical thinking needed to provide sufficient income without exploitation? Peace And Happiness Foundation will help to empower the next generation with the skills they need to put an end to the trafficking of children. Thank you for investing in the future of Thailand!”
International Director of Operations
Destiny Rescue, Inc.
“The vision and mission of Peace And Happiness Foundation are close to the hearts and minds of Move Ahead Media. We established our business in Thailand 6 years ago and work closely with Universities offering internships and full time employment to university students and graduates. We can see how developing at an earlier age the language skills and thought processes to demonstrate real critical thinking will have a long term positive effect on developing countries, including Thailand. Move Ahead Media is committed in supporting Peace And Happiness Foundation to reach their goals.”
Move Ahead Media Co., Ltd.
“I have wanted for so long to be part of a foundation that truly makes an impact, and I feel like I have found that opportunity with my role here at Peace And Happiness Foundation. Teaching English as a Second Language changed my life, and now I want to use my skills to change the lives of children around the world, starting with Thailand. I believe so much in this foundation, and am so thankful to work for a foundation with heart. A foundation that is working so hard to provide not only an English education, but an education that encourages children to think analytically and develop positive values, all at no cost to the schools or the people of its community.”
American Teacher at Peace And Happiness Foundation
“For some time now I wanted to get involved in a volunteer work. There are many NGOs and foundations and I wanted to be sure that what I do will bring concrete results and change. I am very happy that I came across “Peace and Happiness” foundation because I got there at the very beginning of bringing the fantastic idea of free education in English for underprivileged into life. So not only I can witness the growth of the project and contribute with my work, I can also follow the whole process – from idea, organization, preparation to how it really works and what change it brings to children. What matters to me is that the work I do really helps someone and only then I can feel happy with it.”
Volunteer at Peace And Happiness Foundation – from Croatia
” I have the luck to be in Maelaknuentong School. I can say that now I have two homes. One back in Mexico City and the other here with my very new hundreds students, nine of which I can call my own. The truth is that I’m simply short of words. I can’t explain how I feel but I can tell you one thing ‘the only way you can really get to know how I’m feeling is by living it by yourself’. “
Volunteer at Peace and Happiness Foundation – from Mexico
” My internship with Peace and Happiness was both the best experience and most challenging experience I have faced. I was based in Thailand for a total of two months and was fortunate enough to spend half of my time working in the Peace and Happiness offices (in Bangkok) and half of my time at a school teaching children in Chiang Rai.
My first month in Bangkok taught me a lot about how a new NPO (non-profit organization) runs and the day to day challenges and tasks it faces. This includes recruitment, social media presence, visas etc. Working with Katrina, the one who makes Peace and Happiness run, I learned the goal for Peace and Happiness – to extend analytical thinking to the schools of Thailand by doing this through videos and comic books; I also learned how to get around Bangkok as she took me around the city, showing me the prettiest rooftop bars, to telling me about the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, and even taking me to the island of Koh Samet.
My second month in Thailand was in the northern most region called Chiang Rai. There I was placed at a school, and lived with a host family. My experience here was challenging but so rewarding. From getting the young students to remember your name, to teaching them math, the progression I saw was the most amazing aspect of the entire experience. When it comes down to it when you apply for a volunteering job in a developing country you know that sometimes the food might be a bit wacky, there might be a few bugs, and it might be tough, but at the end of the day the experience overrides all the small discomforts; and ultimately might change your view and you as a person – for the better.
Another aspect that I loved from this experience was the opportunity to go and explore on weekends. I went from learning the streets of Bangkok, to going to islands, to going to an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. Peace and Happiness encourages you to take trips like these to further expand your travel in Thailand, and so that you are optimally happy, and don’t feel cooped up in one place.
Peace and Happiness is a progressing organization that is striving to improve the education in Thailand, to propel young children forward and out of poverty. I would highly recommend working with them if you are looking for either a short or long term placement in the educational, or volunteer field. “
Volunteer at Peace and Happiness Foundation – from USA
“ It was a great experience volunteering with Peace and Happiness Foundation! They allot volunteers to schools that are in the countryside where you experience a very different kind of life. Away from the hullaballoo of city traffic, crowds and pollution. It was amazing to live amidst nature and adventurous to communicate with people without a common language. The accommodation was comfortable as it could be in a countryside. The school I was with, had amazing school director and teachers. I am vegetarian and for me alone, everyday vegetarian food was prepared. I would definitely recommend others looking for volunteering opportunities in Thailand to apply to Peace and Happiness Foundation. “
Volunteer at Peace and Happiness Foundation – India
Mai Phuc ‘James’ Thinh
Volunteer at Peace and Happiness Foundation
– from Vietnam