Thoughts

A Year End Meditation: On Race, Both Here and There

  • December 30, 2014

From the Field When you’re committed to social justice, it matters not where you are or what issue you are most involved with, you fight and cry for justice every where. Though our work is in the remotest villages of Thailand, part of our hearts still smolder and mourn for the injustices found on the streets at home. When we.

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Events

A Communal Christmas

  • December 28, 2014

From the Field In mid-December, everyone at The SOLD Project took seriously the challenge and camaraderie of putting together our mid-winter festivities and celebrations! While staff, naturally, oversaw the affair, our scholarship kids took up a large portion of the responsibility of creating our Christmas party by making the stage, organizing event details, andcollaborating with staff about how best to.

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Events

The SOLD Project End of Year Event 2014

  • December 12, 2014

Monday night was unforgettable. We hosted our 5th Annual Dessert Party at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California and not only doubled our attendance from last year but sold out the entire event. We raised more than $10,000 to support prevention of child exploitation in Thailand through generous individual donors, silent auction items, wine cork draw and gifts for good. Thank.

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Thoughts

3 Ways to Give the Gift of Social Justice

  • November 29, 2014

Looking for ways to incorporate the gift of freedom into your giving this year? Whether you’re on the hunt for gifts for your social justice minded friends and family, or you want to find ways to share your love of The SOLD Project with your loved ones, we have three great options to get you started! (Images are links to.

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Thoughts

Taking Nothing For Granted

  • November 23, 2014

From the Field I recently invited two of our top scholarship students to spend a weekend at my home in Chiang Mai, where I could treat them to special activities tailored to their interests. One student has been studying French and is a budding Francophile—her, I invited so I could share French movies with Thai subtitles, fresh baked pastries by.

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Thoughts

Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

  • November 20, 2014

Give a gift that keeps giving. For each donation of $25 + you’ll receive a SOLD ornament with a customizable Christmas Card for you to gift. How To Gift:   Choose an amount ($25+) to give in your loved one’s honor. We’ll send you a card and ornament for each donation over $25. Give the ornament and card to your.

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Thoughts

What to Change the World? Sponsor Education.

  • November 12, 2014

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.

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Thoughts

Supporting the Dream

  • September 27, 2014

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.

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Thoughts

Teen Pregnancy Rate on the Rise

  • September 21, 2014

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.

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Interviews

On Serving the Unquantifiable: Interview with Ken Wytsma

  • September 12, 2014

Our Social Media Intern, Vanessa Ashley, recently interviewed Board Member Ken Wytsma. We’d love to share some of his thoughts on service, education, and the intersection of faith and justice. What inspired you to get involved with the SOLD project? I have four daughters, and so for me the issue of gender violence and exploitation hits home that way. It’s.

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