Category Archives for : Thoughts

Thoughts

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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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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