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Farang Marriage Training Clinic Coming to Isaan
« on: June 30, 2018, 05:56:33 AM »

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BANGKOK — Got questions about your farang? Good news: The government announced Friday it may open a pilot learning center in Khon Kaen province for Thai women marrying foreign men.

After visiting Germany to meet a network of Thai women in Europe, a top social welfare official said the idea is being considered based on numerous complaints and inquiries regarding the well-being of Thai women who move abroad to live with foreign husbands.

“At present, there are more than 300,000 Thai people living in Europe … 90 percent of which are Thai women having families with their foreign husbands,” said Leartpanya Buranabandit, director general of Women’s Affairs and Family Development in the Social Development and Human Security Ministry.

Leartpanya said many women have had trouble living overseas because “they were unprepared,” with poor understanding of local languages and laws. Some expressed disappointment with their marriages.

Therefore, his office is planning to set up a pilot learning center in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen to offer education and consultation on common problems Thai women face living abroad. He did not say when the service would start. Based on its success, the program could be expanded to other provinces.

The program was in fact initially launched last year as a joint effort between the ministry and the Khon Kaen University’s faculty of humanities and social science, called the “Ying Thai Clinic.”

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Re: Farang Marriage Training Clinic Opens In Khon Kaen
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 02:41:11 PM »
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Farang Marriage Training Clinic Opens In Khon Kaen


Gen. Anantaporn Kanchanarat, minister of Social Development and Human Security, left, greets Farang and Thai attendees at the opening of the Thai Daughter-in-Law, Farang Son-in-Law Clinic Wednesday in Khon Kaen.

The first training center to advise and help Thai wives with farang husbands opened Wednesday in Isaan.

The Thai Daughter-in-Law, Farang Son-in-Law Clinic began operating Wednesday afternoon at the Rattanapa Center for Women’s and Family Development in Khon Kaen city, a pilot learning center set up by government social development ministries.

“There are more Thai women with foreign husbands in Isaan region than in other regions. Misunderstandings about language and culture result in divorce,” said Gen. Anantaporn Kanchanarat, minister of Social Development and Human Security, who spoke at the opening. “This clinic is the beginning of a change in attitude about family.”

Many Thai wives attended with their farang husbands.The training center will be run by the human security ministry and advised by experts from the ministries of foreign affairs, health and justice, as well as Khon Kaen University.

Anantaporn said they aimed to help Thai women’s marriages to foreigners that sometimes result in scams, physical abuse and other marital problems. He said various women overseas have reported being abused or at risk: 7,457 in Asia, 495 in Europe, 210 in North America, 172 in Oceania, 58 in Africa and 12 in South America.

Officials at the seminar gave examples of the mistreatment, saying abusive husbands tell the women not to leave the house and that the surrounding community only becomes aware of marital problems when children tell their school teachers.

Leartpanya Buranabandit, director general of Women’s Affairs, said there are more Thai women married to foreigners in Isaan because they’re encouraged by relatives.

“Families that encourage their daughters to marry foreigners hope their family’s status will improve,” Leartpanya said. “But many women are scammed; they don’t get the comfortable life they hoped for. Some are abused, prostituted or trafficked.”

Thais experiencing abuse or marital problems with their farang partners can contact the training center through the 1300 hotline or by calling +66 991 301 300 from overseas.
 

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Re: Farang Marriage Training Clinic Coming to Isaan
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 03:33:22 PM »
Teach the farang to stand still while being milked. good luck to these guys lets hope they see further than me.

Many Thai wives attended with their farang husbands. the whole family should be there to explain our culture to them and don't disappear when the bill arrives.
 

 



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