A guest post by Christine Rose, SOLD Project Bay Area Representative and Volunteer. Don’t you hate predictable endings? None of us enjoy a movie where the plot has no imagination, the characters progress as expected, or the outcome is as anticipated. We love plot twists, surprise endings, and dramatic interventions that rescue, transform, and redeem. We love stories that create.
From the Field Every year from around February through April, farmers in South East Asian countries start burning through brush—it’s an effective way to fertilize the soil for the growth of mushrooms that they can then harvest and sell. For many of the poorest farmers, however, it is an important portion of their yearly income. But there is an incredibly.
Thai Voice We are pleased to introduce a new blog category, “Thai Voices”! In this category of posts, we’ll be hearing from the leaders facing the issues on the ground in Thailand. We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to hear their perspective, which hopefully will help provide some deeper insight into the subtleties and complexities of the situations that.
Our Staff Some of our readers may recall us talking before about one of our students, Win, who wanted to pursue a law degree but didn’t have Thai citizenship, so he was uncertain about his ability to ever get a real degree or practice law. Well, we are thrilled to announce that after years of struggle and uncertainty, he got.
From the Field On my personal website I’ve been documenting my efforts to find a nanny to help out with my son here in Thailand, and I’ve mentioned that we are going through an agency that helps place mae baans (literally “house moms” – a term for housekeepers & nannies) with houses needing their services. Yesterday, in a meeting with the.
From the Field *Photo by Allison Harp We have big news about the Thai side of The SOLD Project’s operations. After jumping through many, many hoops, we’ve finally achieved foundation status in Thailand! Until this point, we’ve been operating as an American organization. What gaining foundation status in Thailand means is that we have greater legitimacy on the Thai side,.
From the Field The beginning of the year is a favored time to look ahead and envision what you’d like to accomplish in the year ahead. Here at SOLD, we’re also taking a look at what goals we’d like to set for us as an organization. We asked Rachel Goble, our President, to share what she hopes to accomplish in.
From the field We have a student who became pregnant as an early teen. She lost her childhood, her innocence, her scholarship, and for a while she lost her way. What she didn’t lose was SOLD. Though she no longer holds a scholarship, she knows she’s still part of the family. We get so invested in these kids it’s hard.
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.
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.