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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  • March 21, 2019

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! Observed annually on March 21, the UN adopted this day in response to when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in South Africa. The UN General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate racism. Is Racism Related to.

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How a Facebook Grant Helped Us Respond to Crisis

  • March 14, 2019

After experiencing higher than average levels of rain in the 2018 rainy season, Nan Province in Northern Thailand was hit by further flash flooding. Unsustainable farming practices led to soil erosion, which compounded the issue. Homes and lives were lost, the bridge to the nearest city was washed out for over a month, and a Hmong village in the Pua.

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Interviews

The Role of Counseling in Trafficking Prevention

  • March 7, 2019

When Khae first joined The Freedom Story, she didn’t expect to go into counseling. She worked with our sustainable development program, but then would also visit students and their families at home, often in the evenings, and began to provide mentorship and support. “I got to see the various problems they had, that they had so many issues. Not just.

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Thoughts

Thank You and Here’s Your Impact!

  • January 3, 2019

THANK YOU!!!! Because of your generosity, we hit our goal and raised over $100,000 for 2019!! “Thank you” barely begins to cover our gratitude. Because of you, we can send at-risk kids to school. We can fund counselors and mentors who help keep them in school when things get rough. We can continue our sustainability programs that provide supplemental income.

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Thoughts

Changing Attitudes on Family Violence

  • December 28, 2018

Khae, one of our counselers, was invited earlier this year by local government to meet with 100 women who were all leaders in different villages. In the meeting, they discussed family-related laws that would be of interest to these women leaders and others in the village. Khae began to speak on the issue of abuse and family violence—both between parents.

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Thoughts

Charitable Giving in the Holiday Season

  • December 6, 2018

Charitable giving can be an incredibly beneficial component of healthy family life, and many families engage in philanthropy together. Whether they attend church or a charitable event, volunteer together, or talk about what charities to donate to, research shows that the more respondents engaged in charitable activities with their families growing up, the more likely they are to give and volunteer.

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Save the Date!

  • November 15, 2018

Giving Tuesday is coming soon! Save the date! Mark your calendar now and help us reach our end of year fundraising goals! We have some fun surprises in store. Keep an eye out for more as November 27 approaches!

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Small Actions Big Impact

  • October 11, 2018

Small actions can have profound consequences. At The Freedom Story, we believe in growing change from the ground up, and that even the little choices we make can have a big impact on ourselves, our community, and the world around us. Last month, our students celebrated World Cleanup Day with an activity to help the students be volunteer-minded and to.

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Interviews

The Role Businesses Can Play in Anti-Trafficking

  • May 24, 2018

It’s More Than Just Cleaning Up Supply Chains For this piece, I talked with Helen Sworn, Founder and Director of the Chab Dai Coalition in Cambodia. She has been working in the anti-trafficking sector in Cambodia for almost 20 years. Before coming to Cambodia, she had a background in business and management, which gave her insights into the corporate perspective.

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Freedom Angels Award: Tawee Donchai

  • May 17, 2018

As we celebrate 10 years since The SOLD Project documentary was first filmed and became a scholarship that led to an organization, The Freedom Story, which has now provided scholarships to over 200 students, we want to take some time to recognize the people whose vision made that possible. The FREEDOM ANGELS Award In doing so, we created the FREEDOM ANGELS award, in.

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