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Achievements You Might Not Have Heard About

  • December 13, 2018

Achievements aren’t always the first thing you look for. When people are looking for ways to evaluate whether an organization is producing results and maximizing positive outcomes and achievements, we have a tendency to go straight to the hard data: percent of money going to overhead, measurable numbers of people reached, and quantifiable indicators of growth. These numbers are essential.

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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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Meet Kru Ball

  • November 29, 2018

Kru Ball (a nickname that sounds like “Kru Bon” when said by Thais) is our Activity and Scholarship Manager, and having been with us for seven years, five of them full time, he is one of our longest serving staff members. With an infectious laugh and the closely held belief that to get along with children “you have to make.

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Giving Thanks

  • November 22, 2018

This Thanksgiving, we are very grateful! Here are just some of the things for which we are giving thanks: Giving Thanks A committed staff who are giving so much of their time, energy, heart, and dedication to supporting students in every way possible. For our staff, the job is more than a job. It is a way to share with their.

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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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Trafficking in the News

  • November 8, 2018

Here are some of the latest updates on trafficking in the news!   Social Media Becoming Gateway to Trafficking Traffickers are befriending teens online and luring them into becoming trafficked. These two articles, one from ABC Action News and one from Eurekalert, highlight some of the tactics and warning signs to watch out for. “She started coming home with items.

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Traffickers: Why Do We Still Know So Little?

  • November 1, 2018

Traffickers, once arrested and convicted for their offenses, are in some respects much easier to reach than their victims, and they’re certainly easier to reach than johns. They play a key role in the fact that trafficking happens. And yet, while there has been study after study about victims and how they became victims, and plenty of discussion about what.

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Consent is Learned Early

  • October 25, 2018

Consent is a word that adults use, but it’s a concept that children confront from an early age. It’s one we should talk about early and often because what they learn about consent when they’re preschoolers may feed into what they think about consent when they’re adults. Moreover, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males who ever experienced.

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Interviews

Introducing Our New Thailand Director: Veerawit

  • October 18, 2018

This year, we’ve welcomed Veerawit Tianchainan as our new Thailand Director. We’re thrilled and lucky to have him leading our team, and we’re excited to introduce him to you. Read on to learn more about him! Introducing Veerawit Tianchainan Veerawit Tianchainan is a human rights advocate with twenty years of experiences working in various roles in Thailand. He has worked on.

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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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