Photo credit: szefei/Shutterstock Imagine you are a subsistence level farmer living in a rural village more than an hour’s drive away from the nearest city of any notable size. You grow tamarind and collect recyclables to sell on the side for the money to buy a few more meals. You have less than six years of schooling, which is more.
While poverty, lack of education, lack of citizenship status, and other aspects of family history are among the most important “hard” reasons why trafficking happens and to whom, a culture of undervaluing women is often cited as one of the most important “soft” reasons — and thus one of the most amorphous, difficult to pin down, and resistant to change..
Please help us expand our reach and meet the demands of trafficking prevention! When The SOLD Project began in 2008, we were working really deep on the ground level in a remote village in Northern Thailand, helping students continue their education at the local elementary schools, to which they could bike from their homes in the village. Today, our reach.
Laughter echoes through the doors, music thumps in the background, smiles and wais greet me as I step into the classroom. This select group of elite students waits patiently as we set up for my Powerpoint presentation while many others mill around and play outdoors. When I ask for volunteers, hands shoot up in the air. When I ask them.
May. It’s the start of term for most of our scholarship students, where they either continue to a higher class or new level of education. Everyone is happy and excited to start fresh and our staff gets a bit of relief after working hard to help our students find new schools and, for some, get the courage to go back.
The SOLD Project’s President, Rachel Goble, recently had the opportunity to speak at The Justice Conference Asia, in Hong Kong. We’ve asked her to share about the conference and her experience here. Photo by Roy Goble Can you tell us a little bit about the conference and how you got involved? The Justice Conference is a place for people to gather.
This past weekend we held one of our regular Parent Meetings, where we invite families to come with their students and participate in our communal activities. These Parent Meetings are designed to help families keep abreast of developments at The SOLD Project, get to know some of our various staff members, and engage in conversations meant to facilitate communication between.
When asked why The SOLD Project supports university students, I was at first taken aback. The question seemed to come from the point of view that we’re here to combat child trafficking and university students are no longer children, so ostensibly resources should be focused solely on students who are underage. It’s an important question, and a great opportunity to.
We are excited to announce that The SOLD Project has become a fiscal sponsor for the Safe House, which provides housing to children rescued from sex trafficking in Myanmar. The Safe House, established in 2006, protects at-risk children and teenage girls from sexual abuse and exploitation. In the Mekong sub-region, estimates indicate that anywhere from a few thousand to 200,000.
Who was your first hero? First Heroes are often a parent, care giver, grandparent, relative, or someone else you consider family. They are special people who give you love, care, and protection. They make you feel loved and safe. They often become the person you turn to for advice or inspiration; they encourage you as you face challenges in life.