The Population and Community Development Association (PDA) was founded in 1974 as a non-governmental organization with the initial aim to complement the efforts of the Royal Thai Government in promoting family planning in Thailand, especially in areas where knowledge and access to services were scarce. Utilizing a participatory, community-based approach, PDA recruited and trained residents of villages and urban neighborhoods to provide information on family planning, including the supervised, non-medical distribution of oral contraceptives. This distribution network covered more than one-third of the country, thus contributing significantly to the decrease in the annual population growth rate from 3.3% in the mid-1970s to 0.6% in 2005. During the same period, the number of children per family fell from 7 to under two.

 
 
 
 

    The Population and Development international (PDI) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that works with local institutions in Southeast Asia to reduce poverty and facilitate health and socio-economic development. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service recognizes PDI as a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status.

 
 

 
 

     The Village Development Partnership (VDP) is a serious endeavor to empower rural communities to eradicate poverty and improve their quality of life. It is a genuine partnership between the villagers and a sponsoring company or organization, which helps to advance the public interest.

 
 

 
 

    Mechai Viravaidya Foundation Mechai Viravaidya Foundation was established to promote youth philanthropy and education. The Mechai Pattana school, the Green Village Toy Library, and other programs will create a new generation of good citizens who recognize the "Joy of Doing Public Good".

 
 

 
 

    Business for Rural Education and Development (BREAD) is a new type of business enterprise with the objective of utilizing profits for improving the quality of life for people in rural Thailand. This Business for Social Progress aims to achieve profitability and eventually assist the Population & Community Development Association (PDA) attain a higher level of financial

http://www.ruralhope.com & http://www.bread.co.th

 
 

 
 


   Mechai Viravaidya’s Twitter Account


Videos of PDI/PDA related activities


Facebook – PDI

 
 

 
 

TEDxChange: A Must Attend Webcast for Your Responsible Career
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Building a responsible career means getting business done better, by generating economic value while making a positive impact on our society and the environment. If this is your goal, then mark your calendar, and make sure that you attend the TEDxChange webcast offered through a partnership between the TED Talks and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The webcast will take place on September 20th, 2010 at 11am EDT! TEDxChange will focus on the progress made by industrialized and developing countries around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The webcast will include speakers such as Melinda Gates, Gra?a Machel, and Mechai Viravaidya. Don't worry if you cannot attend, the webcast will be recorded so that you can watch these unique talks at your convenience!

 
 

 
 

   Mechai Pattana School โรงเรียนมัธยมมีชัยพัฒนา
A school where the pupils are happy and can fulfill their potential, which is adapted to its local environment and current technology and which develops the complete individual, installing individual morality, preserving community tradition and promoting good citizenship.

 
 

 
 

   Mechai Viravaidya Award รางวัลมีชัย วีระไวทยะ มูลธินิธิตลาดหลักทรัพย์แห่งประเทศไทย ได้จัดให้มี โครงการเชิดชูผู้ทำความดีแก่สังคม โดยคัดเลือกบุคคลหรือองค์กร ที่มีผลงานด้านการช่วยเหลือสังคม มีการดำเนินกิจกรรมที่เป็นประโยชน์ แก่ชุมชนและสังคมอย่างต่อเนื่อง โดยสมาคมพัฒนาประชากรและชุมชน ได้รับคัดเลือกให้เป็นองค์กร ที่ได้รับรางวัลสาขาการพัฒนาสังคมชนบท พร้อมกันนี้มูลนิธิ ตลาดหลักทรัพย์แห่งประเทศไทย ได้มอบหมายให้สมาคมฯ ทำการสรรหาบุคคลหรือ

 
 

 
 

   The Green Village Toy Library aims to foster a new generation of community-minded and philanthropic children. The Green Village Toy Library emphasizes four youth-centered concepts: philanthropy, leadership, community service and participation, and environmental stewardship. With the help and encouragement of parents and grandparents, young urban children have the opportunity to extend their hands in friendship and generosity by donating toys to rural children.

 
 

 
 

   โรงเรียนมีชัยพัฒนา รับสมัครครูผู้สอน
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    Cabbages & Condoms Resort and Restaurant (C&C) Established in part to support the activities of PDA, the Cabbages and Condoms Restaurants offer a pleasant dining experience in several locations around Thailand. Not only do the restaurants offer excellent food, but they also promote the health and safety aspects of condom use in a fun and amusing manner. All proceeds from the restaurants are used to fund the social development programs of PDA...

 
 

 
 

    Birds & Bees Resort – Pattaya The Resort
Nestled in a tropical rainforest and featuring spectacular ocean views, the Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant and Birds & Bees Resort is just 1.5 hours drive from Bangkok. It is situated on Hu-Kwang Bay, one of Pattaya's most beautiful and reclusive beaches, and five minutes drive from Pattaya City...

 
 

 
 

    Mountain Resort-Saptai ซีแอนด์ซี เขาใหญ่ รีสอร์ท และขอแนะนำทางเลือกหนึ่ง สำหรับการพักผ่อน ทัศนศึกษาดูงานท่องเที่ยว และกิจกรรมสันทนาการ ทุกประเภทด้วยบรรยากาศธรรมชาติ บ้านซับใต้...เป็นหมู่บ้านเล็กๆ เรียกชื่อตามแหล่งน้ำซับ เป็นต้นธารไหลลงสู่เขื่อนป่าสักชลสิทธิ์ ...