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May. It’s the start of term for most of our scholarship students, where they either continue to a higher class or new level of education. Everyone is happy and excited to start fresh and our staff gets a bit of relief after working hard to help our students find new schools and, for some, get the courage to go back.
We are excited to announce that The SOLD Project has become a fiscal sponsor for the Safe House, which provides housing to children rescued from sex trafficking in Myanmar. The Safe House, established in 2006, protects at-risk children and teenage girls from sexual abuse and exploitation. In the Mekong sub-region, estimates indicate that anywhere from a few thousand to 200,000.
By now it is no secret that Thailand has been ranked in the bottom tier of countries in regards to anti-trafficking efforts. There have been accusations of inaction, or often only having the appearance of action while still allowing the worst to continue. After the military coup last May, the government has come under even more strict international scrutiny. In.
First, The SOLD Project made its mark on National Geographic this week, catching headlines on their Killing With Kindness campaign to highlight organizations helping others all around the world. Second, our friend and supporter Justin Fung recently had the honor of delivering the closing prayer at the White House Easter Breakfast. We think the people that support SOLD are pretty incredible, and.
From the Field *Photo by Allison Harp We have big news about the Thai side of The SOLD Project’s operations. After jumping through many, many hoops, we’ve finally achieved foundation status in Thailand! Until this point, we’ve been operating as an American organization. What gaining foundation status in Thailand means is that we have greater legitimacy on the Thai side,.
t was a great joy and honor to host Tony Campolo at The SOLD Project’s U.S. Headquarters in the Bay Area yesterday. It was a beautiful time of sharing stories about justice and why prevention of child exploitation is the key to battling human trafficking. Tony is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S..
From the Field By now you have likely heard that Thailand’s recent political unrest has now resulted in a military coup. On Tuesday, May 20, military officials detained political leaders from both sides and instituted martial law. By Thursday, May 22, it was announced that a full coup is in effect. We would like our donors, supporters, and friends back.
From the Field On the evening of May 5th, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Thailand, with the epicenter just outside Chiang Rai, near to where The SOLD Project, our students, staff, and their families reside. Aftershocks have continued to strike over the several days since. We are grateful that our kids are all okay, but almost all of their.
Vote for SOLD in the Program is GOOD Challenge We have an exciting announcement! The SOLD Project has been nominated for the Progress is GOOD Challenge. But we need your help. One of the top ten submissions with the most votes will receive a Custom GOOD video and a feature on GOOD.is to share their project idea. There are currently.
We are very inspired by Michelle’s story! She used pictures from her time teaching overseas to make calendars as a way to fundraise money for SOLD. Michelle has shared her story below…. “I had an idea of making calendars as a fundraiser for a while. Photography is a hobby of mine and I wanted to do something with it. I’m.