In the fight against human trafficking and slavery, journalists have lately been shedding a glaring spotlight on the abuses and practices surrounding the global fishing industry and trade. What happens in one region does not exist there alone. It spreads across oceans and continents, making so many more people culpable and unwitting participants in the cruelty. Last year, The Guardian.
A guest post by SOLD’s intern, Bunty Drewitt, reflecting on what she has learned during her tenure with us. As I approach the last days of my internship at SOLD, I have begun to reflect on my work here and draw some conclusions. My main assignment at SOLD was to help SOLD prepare to enter the research world of human.
Dream is aptly named, for among our students, she is the one who has dared to dream the biggest. When I first started working with SOLD in 2011, I asked all the students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Almost all of them said either teacher or nurse, and the lack of variety in their response showed.
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As many of you may remember, one of our former SOLD scholarship students, despite lack of citizenship, went on to break down all barriers to pursue his dream. After years of effort, at the age of just 26, he got not only citizenship but also a degree in law! He has recently just passed the Thai bar exam. We’ve asked.
Ang* is one of those teenagers caught in-between. Of her closest friends, one or two have always been the star students determined to break out of their small town mold. Some others have flirted the line of disaster and, through their influence, threaten to pull Ang with them. Through her life, Ang has fought physical difficulties and learning challenges. She.
Photo credit: szefei/Shutterstock Imagine you are a subsistence level farmer living in a rural village more than an hour’s drive away from the nearest city of any notable size. You grow tamarind and collect recyclables to sell on the side for the money to buy a few more meals. You have less than six years of schooling, which is more.
While poverty, lack of education, lack of citizenship status, and other aspects of family history are among the most important “hard” reasons why trafficking happens and to whom, a culture of undervaluing women is often cited as one of the most important “soft” reasons — and thus one of the most amorphous, difficult to pin down, and resistant to change..
Please help us expand our reach and meet the demands of trafficking prevention! When The SOLD Project began in 2008, we were working really deep on the ground level in a remote village in Northern Thailand, helping students continue their education at the local elementary schools, to which they could bike from their homes in the village. Today, our reach.
Laughter echoes through the doors, music thumps in the background, smiles and wais greet me as I step into the classroom. This select group of elite students waits patiently as we set up for my Powerpoint presentation while many others mill around and play outdoors. When I ask for volunteers, hands shoot up in the air. When I ask them.