Category Archives for : Thoughts

Thoughts

The Pressure to Marry

  • July 9, 2014

From the field In American culture, the normative age for young adults to get married is getting later and later. For many, it is often seen as the pinnacle after other accomplishments: college, career, financial stability. For many members of the local tribes here in Thailand, marriage is not just a commitment reserved for eternal love, or even the strategic.

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Bring Back Our Girls!

  • May 9, 2014

Get Involved By now you’ve likely heard about the 276 Nigerian girls who have been abducted from their school in Chibok by the terrorist group, Boko Haram. We here at The SOLD Project would like to express our solidarity with the families, neighbors, friends, activists, political leaders, military personnel, and organizations committed to bringing the girls to safety, and bringing.

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A Response to “The Problem with Little White Girls…”

  • April 28, 2014

Do white girls (and boys) do more harm than good in the developing world? In a recent article on The Huffington Post, the author shares her experience as a volunteer in various developing nations and how her presence was at best benign, but often more of a hindrance to those she was trying to help. She had been led to believe.

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A Road of Many Pitfalls

  • April 14, 2014

from the field Among the subpopulations vulnerable to exploitation, the stateless children are in the most danger. Statelessness is a condition that affects over half a million people in Thailand alone*—most are refugees from Myanmar (Burma) or the children of refugees. Some have lived in Thailand their whole lives; some come from families who have lived in Thailand for generations,.

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Using Military Surveillance Technology, Analysts Delve into Trafficking

  • March 25, 2014

News Article Analysts find a trafficking ring, much like organized crime. WBUR Boston’s Here & Now recently reported on research where former military analysts who used to track insurgents in Afghanistan have started to use military surveillance technology to uncover how trafficking operates in the U.S. and abroad. Here are some of their findings: – There is a network of.

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The Inspirational Value of A Child’s Courage

  • March 2, 2014

Staff member Khae shares an account of how the actions of one student rippled outward to positively affect those around her. Last month, members from the Save the World Project based in Bangkok came to visit us. They were here to give information to our kids about environmental issues in our region. They surveyed the areas around our village and.

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Personal Strength Gives Us the Freedom to Help Others

  • February 1, 2014

When we work in prevention, we often contend with competing forces: positive ones of inspiration and achievements, and the more difficult ones of intransigence. Staff member  Kate shares a day in her work and what it took to wade through both the highs and the lows. Earlier this month, I called the four students that one of our sponsors takes.

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A Fresh Look After Five years of Fighting Trafficking with Education

  • December 2, 2013

As many of you might already know, The SOLD Project began not as a full-fledged organization, but as a documentary: the vision of young artists and filmmakers who wanted to shed light on human trafficking and the dark underbelly of a bright, fantastical tourist destination steeped in the sale of human beings. Steeped in the sale of children. The founders.

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Our Students’ Ongoing Mission: to Explore Strange New Worlds

  • November 13, 2013

In this post, Resource Center staff member, Nathan Ritter shares some recent experiences that have reminded him why he does what hedoes. Recently, I’ve been trying to broaden our students’ perspectives on life by introducing them to new fields of study or new educational activities. I have been doing this on my own and having volunteers do it as well..

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In Trouble

  • September 16, 2013

From the Field We work with kids who are at-risk. We are aware of the risks and challenges they face every single day. We see many close calls. We see families confronting impossible decisions. We see children who must exhibit the fortitude of people many times their age. This is the job. For the most part, The SOLD Project operates.

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