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.
Our Staff We’d like you to meet Emily Nelson, our newest addition to the growing The SOLD Project board. Education has always been Emily’s focus which is why she went on to study and become a teacher. After working in San Jose she then became trained to work with children who have learning disabilities. When Emily and her husband moved.
News Article Analysts find a trafficking ring, much like organized crime. WBUR Boston’s Here & Now recently reported on research where former military analysts who used to track insurgents in Afghanistan have started to use military surveillance technology to uncover how trafficking operates in the U.S. and abroad. Here are some of their findings: – There is a network of.
We are very inspired by Michelle’s story! She used pictures from her time teaching overseas to make calendars as a way to fundraise money for SOLD. Michelle has shared her story below…. “I had an idea of making calendars as a fundraiser for a while. Photography is a hobby of mine and I wanted to do something with it. I’m.
Staff member Khae shares an account of how the actions of one student rippled outward to positively affect those around her. Last month, members from the Save the World Project based in Bangkok came to visit us. They were here to give information to our kids about environmental issues in our region. They surveyed the areas around our village and.