Because of our special orientation to marginalized women, girls and children we started our Good Shepherd work in Pattaya to minister to women working in the sex tourist industry in 1988.
The women’s project is well established now and is well known to women working in bars in Pattaya. 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. The number of students attending the Center daily is between 290 and 350. Annually far more students are being helped and the average number per year is approximately 1750 women, aged between 15 and 45 years old. 98% of the women coming to our Center are working in the ‘tourist industry’.