Tag Archives for : youth leadership

Interviews

Becoming More

  • May 14, 2018
When Blah joined The Freedom Story seven years ago, at the age of 17, she had already lost both her parents and her grandmother. She had gone to live with an aunt who, instead of being the caring, stable provider that young Blah needed, struggled with alcohol abuse. Blah dropped out of school in middle school. When she talks about.
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Interviews

From “At-Risk” to Protector and Leader

  • May 7, 2018
When Tipsuda first joined The Freedom Story at its inception 10 years ago, she needed support not only for the educational scholarship, but also for the treatment of an eye condition. Moreover, at the tender age of 11, she appeared to be so insecure and crave affection so much, she would sometimes seek it from people who were almost total.
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News

Have You Seen Our Latest Film?

  • May 3, 2018

Ten years ago, a little girl named Cat was the focus of a documentary that inspired Rachel Sparks to start a scholarship fund, that grew into what would become an organization dedicated to trafficking prevention. Today, Cat is thriving. When we first met her, she believed “opportunity” was something others bestowed upon you. Now her message is one of empowerment.

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A Word From Our Graduates

  • April 26, 2018

Earlier this month we had a wonderful celebration for our graduating students with food, flowers, games, and parents were invited to join as well. We’re so proud of our graduates, all of whom have been sponsored by incredibly generous donors. “I was in the first group of scholarship students. Since then I feel old. This scholarship supports our life, and I.

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Interviews

Because She Wanted to Give Children a Chance

  • April 23, 2018
When Boonta was in sixth grade, she was the only one in her class who managed to meet the requirements to pass on to secondary school—a common occurrence in small Thai villages where emphasis is placed on finding work as soon as possible, rather than on completing education. Even as a young girl, Boonta saw that this pattern caused great.
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Interviews

Determined to Follow Her Dream

  • April 16, 2018
Nan’s story begins when she was 12 days old. Her parents left Northern Thailand and moved to Bangkok to find work, leaving Nan to be raised by her paternal grandparents. At age 21, Nan is now the oldest of four children, with a younger sister in 12th grade, a brother in 6th and youngest brother in kindergarten. Because her entire.
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Thoughts

8 Ways Parenthood is Social Justice

  • April 12, 2018

“Parenthood is social justice. It’s the greatest form of social justice. As parents we are able to provide things to another human being who can’t acquire those things for themselves yet. And if we do our job well, it will have a manifest benefit to other human beings.” – Justin Dillon Ever since I interviewed Justin Dillon about his book,.

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Thoughts

Impact: Transforming Educational Opportunities

  • March 8, 2018

Did You Know…? that 47% of 15-year-olds attending village schools in Thailand are functionally illiterate? While Thailand continues to grow in productivity and opportunity, certain regions like the North and Northeast continue to lag behind in productivity. One of the biggest shames is that even when kids are in school, they don’t always receive the level of quality in education.

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News

Our Impact in 2017

  • February 5, 2018

2017 was one of our best years yet, with so many exciting moments and accomplishments to share! Here are some of the highlights: We re-branded our work from The SOLD Project to “The Freedom Story” in solidarity with our values of Ethical Storytelling; Resources at our Pong Prae and Chiang Rai Resource Centers were accessed over 2,900 times by at.

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Thoughts

Girls Club!

  • November 30, 2017

When asked what she has learned in the six months of attending our Girls Club, one member responds, “[In] this club, everyone is valuable in themselves, we are girls, and we can get [along] with each other.” She smiles shyly and quickly accepts her chocolate wafer treat, a reward for sharing her thoughts. For the past six months, The Freedom.

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