(July 29, 2020) Mrs. Wiparat Chaiyanukij, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA, revealed that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) certified foundation, association, or private organization as public benefit organization and certified 3 people sector organizations as community welfare organizations in Bangkok metropolitan area. Firstly, Foundation for SOGI Rights and Justice, Phasi Charoen District, received certification as an organization promoting and protecting human rights on gender justice through raising of public awareness and understanding, driving of public policy and related laws in promotion and protection of human rights, as well as study and support provided for research studies on human rights in the field of gender justice and promotion of equality among homosexuals. Secondly, Epilepsy Volunteer Network of Thailand, Vadhana District, received certification as an organization originated from gatherings of epilepsy patient and caregiver groups to promote and support health and sanitation. Moreover, the Network provides knowledge and public awareness among the general public, epilepsy patients, and caregivers for people with epilepsy to know more about epilepsy and prevention, as well as supports for research and development of technology and innovations for better quality of life of people with epilepsy. Thirdly, Coordinating Center for Social Development and Human Security Volunteers, Lat Phrao District, received certification as an organization promoting and supporting social development and human security volunteers to be able to gather as a network working on social development and provide social welfare to children, youths, the elderly, the disabled, and the underpriviledged in Lat Phrao District. From the inspecting visits and verification of all evidences, all above organizations meet the requirements, rules and conditions defined by the judging committee. Therefore, the BMA approved to certify all the 3 organizations as public benefit organizations.
The BMA also considered the request of Taling Chan Elderly Welfare Fund, which is a people sector organization in Taling Chan District, for certification of a community welfare organization. This organization promotes its members to discipline themselves to save money and join the welfare fund to help each other in promoting vocational capacity and having study visits.
From 2005 to 2020, 373 organizations in Bangkok metropolitan area had received certifications dividing into 290 public benefit organizations and 83 community welfare organizations.