Thoughts

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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News

An Update From the Ground

  • May 30, 2014

From the Field By now you have likely heard that Thailand’s recent political unrest has now resulted in a military coup. On Tuesday, May 20, military officials detained political leaders from both sides and instituted martial law. By Thursday, May 22, it was announced that a full coup is in effect. We would like our donors, supporters, and friends back.

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Interviews

Lilley Scholz Fights For Social Justice

  • May 18, 2014

RE:ACT STORY High schooler Lilley Scholz shows us impassioned youth can make a difference too! When Lilley Scholz chose the subject of human trafficking for her high school graduation project, she could not anticipate how the issue would grip her attention and motivate her to do what she could to help bring an end to the injustice. Bearing The SOLD.

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Thoughts

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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News

Earthquake Hits Chiang Rai, Thailand

  • May 9, 2014

From the Field On the evening of May 5th, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Thailand, with the epicenter just outside Chiang Rai, near to where The SOLD Project, our students, staff, and their families reside. Aftershocks have continued to strike over the several days since. We are grateful that our kids are all okay, but almost all of their.

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Events

Graduation: The Culmination of a Communal Effort

  • May 2, 2014

In April, we recognized the achievements of the students in our program who graduated from 6th grade, 9th grade, 12th grade, and university and technical school levels. These children are the heroes of their own stories. We honor them, each student who worked hard to overcome all obstacles in order to graduate and progress in their academics. We honor the.

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Thoughts

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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Thoughts

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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News

Vote for SOLD in the Program is GOOD Challenge

  • April 8, 2014

Vote for SOLD in the Program is GOOD Challenge We have an exciting announcement! The SOLD Project has been nominated for the Progress is GOOD Challenge. But we need your help. One of the top ten submissions with the most votes will receive a Custom GOOD video and a feature on GOOD.is to share their project idea. There are currently.

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Interviews

Meet Our New Volunteer Kate

  • March 29, 2014

Kate Tierney is visiting us for a few months and generously donating her time and skills to help run some inspirational workshops for our kids. Welcome, Kate! How has your time at The SOLD Project been so far? I can’t believe I am already half-way through volunteering in Chiang Rai with The SOLD Project- time is flying by way too.

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