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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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The Story of Win

  • April 30, 2018
Peals of laughter erupt from the upstairs offices at The Freedom Story Foundation just outside of Chiang Rai. The work they do is serious but the instigator of the laughter is their Legal Advisor, Win. He makes the work positive with his cheerful countenance; one that belies a life of hard won success that can be accredited to his inner.
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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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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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Growing Hope

  • April 19, 2018

“Every single student interviewed reported increasing levels of hope in direct correlation with the amount of time spent as part of The Freedom Story (and family). They reported that their level of hope increased as they spent more time connected to The Freedom Story. This was true even for the students who have faced significant obstacles while participating with The.

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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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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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Latest in the News

  • April 5, 2018

News articles from the past month have settled into a few noteworthy themes: first, the rise in labor trafficking, Congress passing SESTA through the Senate, and survivor stories. Here are some pieces to check out! On the rise in labor trafficking In Europe While sex trafficking is still the main form of trafficking in persons, experts in Europe are sounding.

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Best Reads: Articles on Trafficking

  • March 29, 2018

It would be nearly impossible to compile a comprehensive bibliography of all the articles written about trafficking children, or humans more generally. Over the past two or three decades, there has been an explosion of literature delving into trafficking, from a variety of perspectives–though if I may say, only a handful or so represent major advances in understanding. Assuming readers.

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The Link Between Elephants and Human Trafficking

  • March 22, 2018

One of the most beloved activities for tourists traveling in Thailand is to ride on elephants. The camps offer fun interactions like watching elephants paint, feeding bananas to baby elephants, and mini treks through the jungle. People are likely familiar with the criticisms environmental and animal-friendly folk level toward these camps for the maltreatment of elephants—but what these critics almost.

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