Our Projects

Explore our projects page to learn more about our mission and the initiatives we are undertaking to support vulnerable women and children in Thailand.

Central Thailand, Bangkok

In 1961 the Legionaries of Holy Redeemer Church in Bangkok requested the Sisters of the Good Shepherd to come to Thailand.  The Sisters arrived in Bangkok on 5 February 1965.  Soon they developed a Good Shepherd Home for girls and women, which included education and skills training programs.
The Fatima Center

The Fatima Centre of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Thailand is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the quality of life of all those in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Under the expert direction of those whose sole concern is the welfare of others the Fatima Centre provides opportunities for women and young girls at risk in the community and to break out of the unending cycle of poverty.

The Fatima Shop

The Fatima Shop has a wide range of handicrafts and fine embroidery work for sale from producer groups and craftspeople in Thailand. The money received from the sale of these handicrafts goes to support the Good Shepherd Sisters ministries and helps to improve the monetary income for people and families throughout the region.

Baan Kevin Residential Care

This program caters for teenage girls from 60 provinces in Thailand. Predominantly from poor families, many come from broken homes or have a history of sexual abuse. All share in common the lack of opportunity for education and employment.

Baan Sukruthai, Residential Care (Mother and baby)

The Home offers counseling, medical care in an environment in which the single mothers feel loved and accepted. Pre- and post-natal care is given with much personal support engendered amongst the women themselves. The women take part in a daily program and classes involving regular visiting professionals. We prepare mothers for the future with parenting skills and the physical and emotional needs of infants.

North East Region, Nong Khai

In 1980, a group of sisters moved to Nongkhai, North East Thailand, to begin a village development program. Utilizing the women's weaving skills, they set up a skills training program, incorporating a residential facility for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Child & Youth Development Program

A child with an education, is a youth with a future. In the northeastern villages of Thailand, due to the economic circumstances of families, the opportunity for children to further their education is not usually available. Whilst deemed by the United Nations as a universal right of every child, there are many deterrents to education, for a family’s basic needs come before the purchase of uniforms and books.

Hands of hope

The Hands of Hope project, begun in 2005, provides villagers living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, with creative and dignified employment. The producers currently handcraft almost 700 designs of cards, decorations, mobiles, and gift items, using ‘saa’ paper as the main medium– sustainably made in Thailand from the mulberry tree.

Outreach Health Care & SS, Residential Care

The Outreach Programme began in 2000, primarily in response to the growing number of HIV and AIDS infections. It was the pre-antiretroviral medicines era and death was a constant companion. However, the sisters and their dedicated, professional staff, provided home nursing care and soon after, a community center to give much needed social support.

Sufficiency Learning Centre, Education

Known to many who have been associated with Good Shepherd Nong Khai since the early years as the Village Vocational Training Centre (VVTC), this project has now changed to the “Sufficiency Learning Centre – for human resource development and empowerment”. In the past ten years, lifestyle has changed for those living in rural communities.

East Region, Pattaya

In 1989 sisters moved to Pattaya, a red light district. They developed the Fountain of Life Women’s Centre and Children’s centre to support and provide education and skills training for socially disadvantaged women, girls and children especially those exploited by the tourism industry, prostitution and trafficking.
Fountain of Life Women's Center, Empowerment

The aim of the Center is to provide a place where friendship, education, healthcare, counseling and support are given in a safe and caring environment. Responding to the needs of women and children exploited by the sex tourist industry we started a drop-in-center for them in 1988. The women's project is well established now and is well known to women working in the bars in Pattaya.

Fountain of Life Children's Center, Empowerment

Protecting and educating children who are victims of human trafficking and abuse, face homelessness and starvation, or have learning or behavioral difficulties. Through education children receive the knowledge and life skills they need to thrive, while in a safe, loving environment.

South Region, Phuket

In 2006, the Sisters started working in Phuket, a tourist area in the south of Thailand. In 2010, Sister Lakana began to gather resources to assist them. After much fundraising and with the assistance of some business contacts, Sr Lakana was able to build a suitable school that provides education to up to 150 Burmese and Thai students. The students receive English, Thai and Burmese language lessons and the school works closely with the Thai Ministry of Education so that students are able to be integrated into Thai schools.
Good Shepherd Phuket Town

Since 2010, The Good Shepherd Phuket Town has been a solitary beacon of hope for the poor in slum areas around the fishing port in Phuket Town. Living in inhumane, unsanitary conditions in squalid encampments, many fall prey to unscrupulous employers in the construction industry or Human Trafficking.

Vocational Training Center Patong, Empowerment

Many poor girls and women have never had the chance to have a proper education. They have been forced into trades that they might never have chosen themselves, especially in Patong. The center was set up to provide English, hairdressing, computer and massage courses. They are given an opportunity to improve their education, change careers and earn a decent living. There are over 500 Thai women and men enrolled at the Center.

Saint Euphrasia BanYa Literacy and Learning Center, Education

Located in a small village called Baan Ya, the new building is less than half a kilometer from the Saint Euphrasia Learning Center, which opened June 2014 with 60 students. The BanYa Literacy and Learning Centre is now housed in a new 8 room building. It has been built by the Thai property owner, Khun Tanit with additional funding from a number of individual and club sponsors.

Second Hand Store & Crafts Shop

Since 2012, volunteers in our thrift shop work to raise money. Our sales help to fund various projects and special needs of the Good Shepherd Phuket.

North Region, Chiang Rai

In 1996 the sisters started a youth centre in Chiang Rai in the North of Thailand for hill tribe women girls and children who are at risk of being trafficked. Most of the hill tribe peoples are undocumented migrants who inhabit the Thai-Burma-Laos triangle border. The sisters assist them in getting their documentation, provide primary and secondary level education through the Government Adult Education Program, skills training, scholarships, health education and outreach services.
Good Shepherd Youth Center, Student Residence

The Chiang Rai Good Shepherd Youth Centre began when the Good Shepherd Sisters realized how crucial it was to offer a safe refuge to the impoverished young women of the Hill Tribe regions of the Northern Thailand. The Centre opened in 1996 in Phan has help to bring light and hope to many lives.

Good Life Project

In 2006, the sisters started the Good Life Project. This project taught the girls at the center as well as the ones that are studying at university and the older women how to make handicraft as a business venture.

North Region, Chiang Mai

In 2013 the Sisters were asked to run the Wild Flower Home (WFH) Project in Chiang Mai.
Wildflower Home, Residential Care (mother & baby

The Wildflower House provides safety, education, health care, and other support to single women who are pregnant or with young children with the aim of helping them become independent. This target group faces many forms of discrimination on the grounds of being a woman, being poor, being an illegitimate mother, or being a tribal woman.

Cambodia, Sihanoukville

Since 2015, Sister Michelle Lopez coordinates a multi-faceted response to women and children in Cambodia.
Fountain of Life Center, Empowerment

Through this daily program we are able to reach out to all the people in the community. Many of the people who attend the classes do not have the money to have private tuition classes. Every day about 139 children – teenage girls and boys – and young adults come to the Center. Young Mothers are able to share their life struggles with us and receive counseling after the classes. The young adults are working, and they need language skills.


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