Category Archives for : Thoughts

Thoughts

Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise

  • September 21, 2014

A recent article in The Bangkok Post shared findings from a report that pregnancy in women under the age of 20 is on the rise. This troubling trend is something that we, at The SOLD Project, have tried to combat through sex health & healthy relationship awareness programs, counseling services, and mentorship of our scholarship students. But it is be.

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Not Just Staying Alive…Choosing to Live

  • September 5, 2014

Suki* used to stay home every single day. After school, she would curl up for a nap or to spend hours in front of the TV. Not by choice, but because her family insisted upon it for her health. All her life, they told her that playing with other children or otherwise exerting herself would cause her health to deteriorate..

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SEE FEEL CREATE: TAKE 2

  • July 26, 2014

RE:ACT STORY One of our former volunteers, Zoey Hart, was so inspired by her time spent with The SOLD Project that she took activities that she created for the kids to a whole new level and turned her ideas and experiences into a book! Here, Zoey shares her thoughts and  perspective. Please check out her awesome ebook (link below)! To.

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Adventure With a Purpose

  • July 20, 2014

RE:ACT STORY In February of this year, volunteer Christine Rose came out to Thailand to join us at The SOLD Project’s Resource Center. Here’s what she has to say about her time here! Earlier this year I had the privilege of spending a few weeks living in Northern Thailand, volunteering for The SOLD Project. Spending time in SouthEast Asia is.

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Breaking Down the Silence

  • July 15, 2014

From the Field Periodically, staff at the Resource Center submit their reflections on their experiences to share what is happening in the field. They’re encouraged to include suggested titles for their stories. A recent one caught my attention: “Sharing About Feelings is Not Wrong!” Coming from the U.S., where we’re often accused of oversharing, I’m tempted to chuckle at the.

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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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