About Suwannimit Foundation

Everyone deserves an opportunity to become the best version of themselves. Because it is your nature to make someone’s life better, we can create these opportunities together.

At a Glance

  • Established in 2010 as Thai Foundation

  • Launched Suwannimit Social Enterprise in 2019

  • Our sister organization in Myanmar (Myawaddy) was registered in 2019

  • Our geographical scope is within Thailand (Tak)-Myanmar border

  • 30 paid employees

  • THB 26M funds raised in 2019

  • THB 19M project spending in 2019

  • 12% Administration cost in 2019

Our Mission

Suwannimit means a golden dream where no-one is left behind. Our work is focused on the social issues along the Tak Thailand border district, the main gateway of Myanmar nationals crossing to and from Thailand.

Our mission is to increase the access of marginalized migrant populations to social services that will enhance their quality of life. This is our take on Thailand 4.0’s Leave No One Behind and Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN. We do this by amplifying our partners’ work in six areas.

Meet Our Board

Dr. Vichai Chokevivat

Dr. Vichai Chokevivat

Chairman

Dr. Vichai Chokevivat, M.D., M.P.H., is a medical doctor and now a retired government officer. He continues to fight for justice through his writing and engagements in the academe. He received the Outstanding Rural Doctor Award from Siriraj Hospital and Medical School in 1986. Key positions held: Chairman October 14 Foundation, Chairman of Rural Doctors Society, Board member of Thailand National Health Security Office, Chair of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization board, General Secretary of Food and Drug Administration, Director-General of Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. Poldej Pinprateep

Dr. Poldej Pinprateep

Vice Chairman

Dr. Vichai Chokevivat, M.D., M.P.H., is a medical doctor and now a retired government officer. He continues to fight for justice through his writing and engagements in the academe. He received the Outstanding Rural Doctor Award from Siriraj Hospital and Medical School in 1986. Key positions held: Chairman October 14 Foundation, Chairman of Rural Doctors Society, Board member of Thailand National Health Security Office, Chair of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization board, General Secretary of Food and Drug Administration, Director-General of Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine.

Mrs. Chalida Tajaroensuk

Mrs. Chalida Tajaroensuk

Secretary

Mrs. Chalida Tajaroensuk is the Executive Director of the People’s Empowerment Foundation, the founder of Forum-Asia, and active in the ASEAN Human Rights Commission. She has significant work in building the capacity of CSOs in 3 southernmost provinces of Thailand.

Mr. Theerarat Jaiprong

Mr. Theerarat Jaiprong

Board Member

Mr. Threerarat Jaiprong is currently a private lawyer. Key positions held: Chairperson of Mae Sod Lawyer Council of Thailand, Chairman of Mae Sot Lawyers Association for Human Rights on the Border, Director of Light House – a legal aid center.

Mrs. Sriwan Hannarong

Mrs. Sriwan Hannarong

Member

Former Public Health Technical Officer with Professional Level at Maesot Health District Office.

Mrs. Sakranchit Sarinyanas

Mrs. Sakranchit Sarinyanas

Treasurer

Former Deputy Direct of Phob Phra Wittayakhom School and of Sappawittaya School, Director of Mattayom Wat Thatthong School in BKK and of Tak Phittayakhom school of Tak province.

Meet Our Team

Pi Pat

Pi Pat

Pattinee Suanprasert
Executive Director

Papatsorn Raruen

Phat

Papatsorn Raruen
HR Manager

Porntip Sarnsuwan

Nhoi

Porntip Sarnsuwan
Administrative & Logistics Manager

Santiphap Maungramrad

Chan Chan

Santiphap Maungramrad
Project Manager-Health

Cho Thin Zar Oo

Cho

Cho Thin Zar Oo
Finance Manager

Eh Khu Paw

Khu Paw

Eh Khu Paw
Project Manager-Women & Child Protection and Empowerment

Maeree Santithamjai

Maery

Maeree Santithamjai
HR Officer

Naw Thaw Kbwe Paw

Thaw Thaw

Naw Thaw Kbwe Paw
Accounting Officer

Saw Poe Khwer Lay

Nay Tha

Saw Poe Khwer Lay
Project Coordinator- SRHR

Spring Song

Spring

Spring Song
Project Officer-WPE and Child Protection

Hser Htoo Htoo Eh

Htoo Eh

Hser Htoo Htoo Eh
Project Officer-Protection

Suriya Molek

Mhee

Suriya Molek
Lawyer

Naw Cherry Paw

Cherry

Naw Cherry Paw
Project Coordinator-SRHR

Naw San Aung

J Naw

Naw San Aung
Resource Mobilization Officer

Janhta Khrokhwankomon

Num Sai

Janhta Khrokhwankomon
Office Assistant

Penpak Elisabeth Roper

Wah Wah

Penpak Elisabeth Roper
Project Officer-SRHR

Flordeliza Lopez Sricharoentrakul

Liza

Flordeliza Lopez Sricharoentrakul
Technical Support

Annual Report

Financial Highlights

Auditor’s Reports

Year Report Files
2019/2562 2019 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2018/2561 2018 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2017/2560 2017 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2016/2559 2016 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2015/2558 2015 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2014/2557 2014 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2013/2556 2013 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2012/2555 2012 Auditor’s Report English    Thai
2011/2554 2011 Auditor’s Report Thai
2010/2553 2010 Auditor’s Report Thai

Our Generous Donors

donors

Our Partners

logo Mae Tao Clinic

Mae Tao Clinic (MTC)

Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) is a health service provider and training center established to contribute and promote accessible quality health care to marginalized persons living along the Thailand-Myanmar border.

Learn more about their work and how to get involved at https://maetaoclinic.org/

logo Burma Medical Association

Burma Medical Association (BMA)

Burma Medical Association (BMA) promotes increased access to health services for vulnerable populations in South East Myanmar and plays a lead role in the provision of training to health care workers.

Learn more about their work and how to get involved https://bit.ly/BurmaMedicalAssociation

Committee for Protection and Promotion of Child Rights

Committee for Protection and Promotion of Childs Right (CPPCR)

The Committee for Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR) was founded in November 2002 in Mae Sot, Thailand, to assist children of migrant parents and stateless children on the Thailand-Myanmar border through birth documentation, child protection, child rights awareness campaigns, and advocacy.

Learn more about their work and how to get involved at https://cppcr.wordpress.com

logo Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee

Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)

The Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC) serves as an administrative umbrella for 25 learning centers in Mae Sot. These learning centers receive financial and logistical support through BMWEC and provide access to education for nearly 4,000 children and young people.

Know more about their work at http://www.bmwec.org/

Burmese Migrant Teachers’ Association logo

Burmese Migrant Teacher’s Association (BMTA)

Burmese Migrant Teacher’s Association (BMTA) represents the welfare of Burmese teachers in the migrant learning centers (MLCs). Over the years, the role of BMTA expanded to assisting migrant learning centers in improving their educational framework.

Find their updates at https://bmta05.wordpress.com/about/