On 20 November 2022, Ambassador Kanchana Patarachoke, together with Minister Counselor Thanida Menasavet, attended a meeting of the Thai Women in Sweden Empowerment Project (ThaiWISE) in Stockholm, led by Ms. Panadda (Yui) Changmanee, ThaiWISE Project Manager, Hela Människan i Malmö.
The Meeting discussed ThaiWISE’s work plan in the coming years with the aim to empowering Thai women in Sweden, who make up approximately 80 per cent of Thai nationals in Sweden, especially those in the Thai massage industry, opening of a Nuad Thai knowledge center in Malmö, organising social orientation courses and increasing job opportunities for Thais in Sweden.
Starting in 2018, ThaiWISE is a project initiated by Thai women for Thai women in Sweden. Some of their past projects focussed on skills development for Thai women who work in massage salons in Sweden and improvement of entrepreneurial skill for those who own massage salons, and organising of Swedish language and social orientation courses for Thai women. The group has received cooperation and support from the Embassy and Malmö Municipality.
For more information about ThaiWISE in Swedish, please visit https://www.thaiwise.se/thaiwise-svenska/.