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Mae Baans: One way trafficking happens

  • February 12, 2015

From the Field On my personal website I’ve been documenting my efforts to find a nanny to help out with my son here in Thailand, and I’ve mentioned that we are going through an agency that helps place mae baans (literally “house moms” – a term for housekeepers & nannies) with houses needing their services. Yesterday, in a meeting with the.

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Resolutions

  • January 25, 2015

From the Field The beginning of the year is a favored time to look ahead and envision what you’d like to accomplish in the year ahead. Here at SOLD, we’re also taking a look at what goals we’d like to set for us as an organization. We asked Rachel Goble, our President, to share what she hopes to accomplish in.

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A Year End Meditation: On Race, Both Here and There

  • December 30, 2014

From the Field When you’re committed to social justice, it matters not where you are or what issue you are most involved with, you fight and cry for justice every where. Though our work is in the remotest villages of Thailand, part of our hearts still smolder and mourn for the injustices found on the streets at home. When we.

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3 Ways to Give the Gift of Social Justice

  • November 29, 2014

Looking for ways to incorporate the gift of freedom into your giving this year? Whether you’re on the hunt for gifts for your social justice minded friends and family, or you want to find ways to share your love of The SOLD Project with your loved ones, we have three great options to get you started! (Images are links to.

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Taking Nothing For Granted

  • November 23, 2014

From the Field I recently invited two of our top scholarship students to spend a weekend at my home in Chiang Mai, where I could treat them to special activities tailored to their interests. One student has been studying French and is a budding Francophile—her, I invited so I could share French movies with Thai subtitles, fresh baked pastries by.

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Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

  • November 20, 2014

Give a gift that keeps giving. For each donation of $25 + you’ll receive a SOLD ornament with a customizable Christmas Card for you to gift. How To Gift:   Choose an amount ($25+) to give in your loved one’s honor. We’ll send you a card and ornament for each donation over $25. Give the ornament and card to your.

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What to Change the World? Sponsor Education.

  • November 12, 2014

Every year The SOLD Project admits twenty new students into our scholarship program: and these students need sponsors! The scholarship program, just one part of our multi-faceted prevention program, acts as the ‘bridge’ to building relationships with our students and their families. By offering a scholarship to a student the cost of school is unburdened from the family, and that.

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Supporting the Dream

  • September 27, 2014

This post comes from an activist vision trip attendee, Christine Rose, sharing her reflections on her time spent with us at The SOLD Project. Thank you Christine! “We become 3-dimensional to one another when we realize that our struggles are the same, even as they look different.” – Darling Magazine, Anthropology When I speak with young people in the most.

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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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