Pea

Age: 22

Her dream is to get a job in marketing.

She lives with her mother and sister. She used to sign in the choir at church every Sunday. Her favorite subjects are P.E. and Life Science. Her hardest subjects are English and Math. She loves to sing and play music.

She is in her 4th year of a Bachelor's degree.

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About our scholarship program

Rather than focusing on rescue and rehabilitation, we keep Thai children from being trafficked in the first place. By providing scholarships and resources to the children we serve, we help them stay in school, complete their education in safety, and go on to lead free and happy lives.

Thanks to donors like you, we have awarded over 180 scholarships to at-risk Thai students as well as provided resources, mentors, and counselors. We’re also proud to boast that our students have a 93% graduation rate, compared to the regional average of 43%.

Thailand is a microcosm of the human trafficking epidemic. Many of its estimated 425,500 trafficking victims are forced laborers in the fish, garment, or shrimp industries. Many other Thais are exploited in the commercial sex industry. While technically illegal in Thailand, the sale of sex happens openly, and it’s estimated that up to 60,000 children take part in the Thai commercial sex trade every year. The average age of these children is between 12 and 20 years old, and the majority of them come from the less-developed regions of Northern Thailand.

Northern Thailand has the nation’s highest percentage of those who have never attended school: 9.9%. It also has the lowest average number of years of schooling: 7.31 years for boys and 6.56 years for girls, both of which fall under the already-low compulsory level of 9th grade. Dismal education rates often coincide with supply sites for sex traffickers.

Ninety percent of your scholarship donation goes directly to your student’s education fund. Ten percent goes to support our ground work in Thailand.

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