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Ever since I read Justin Dillon’s book A Selfish Plan to Change the World, I’ve been struck by this quote: “When some charity organizations use desperation to convince us to give, they miss the full potential of who we are by focusing only on our potential donation…. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to feel needed beyond my donation..
This month’s news round up includes features involving The Freedom Story! The Freedom Story in the News Jeremy Lin Travels with Pastor Eugene Cho to Thailand’s Red Light Districts Brooklyn Nets’ point guard, Jeremy Lin, traveled with Pastor Eugene Cho from One Day’s Wages to learn first hand about sex trafficking in Thailand, how and why the exploitation happens, and what.
A guest post by Satvika Khera What did you dream of becoming when you were younger? Think about it. We were asked about our goals when we first adorned those school uniforms with our proud smiles, and even as we changed our minds repeatedly through the years. I wanted to be a biologist because my father worked in pharmaceuticals, and.
A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Can you imagine if you didn’t have documentation for the country where you were born? Imagine if you didn’t have citizenship and therefore you were limited in where you could travel, what you could study, what job you could pursue. You are a child with dreams to study to become a doctor or lawyer, but.
Imagine an average middle class teenager growing up in the U.S. who dreams of doing some form of computer engineering, design, or other online job some day. You might imagine at this stage the teenager is a digital native, having grown up around digital devices, perhaps having access to some in school as well as at home, almost all the.
A guest post by Shannon Griesser Sustainability is buzzword that is used quite often in the social impact world. But what does it really mean? I sat down with Seri and Freedom Story Sustainability Director Worn Donchai to get his perspective about what sustainability means and how it fits in with our work on Seri. How do you define sustainability? For.
Our mission has always been to help prevent the trafficking of children; however, our methods have always been about more than that. We aim to prevent trafficking by building both the inner and external resources children need to remain resilient in the face of hardship and to remain invulnerable when opportunists seek to take advantage. In that sense, the empowerment.
It is widely understood that victims of trafficking and abuse would be in need of mental health care services to aid in restitution and rehabilitation. It probably comes with no stretch of the imagination that social workers in the anti-trafficking industry would also need support to handle the emotional toll of the work they do. What may not be obvious,.
At The SOLD Project, we’ve been putting together a film project, and I’m happy to announce that it’s now live and ready to view! As you probably know by now, our students are selected for our program because they are at risk of being trafficked and sold for sex. Some of our students are highlighted as being at risk because they.
International law defines statelessness as a lack of citizenship. In Thailand, many people born near the borders of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, or in hill tribe villages lack documented citizenship and are therefore considered stateless. Without citizenship, they do not enjoy the same rights as others, even if they were born and have lived their entire lives in Thailand. As one might expect, this means they.