Category Archives for : Thoughts
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.