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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
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.
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.