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Mental Health and Social Connections

  • May 23, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Every May since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliate organizations celebrate raising awareness about mental health issues as something that can affect the lives of everyone. In this year’s theme, #4Mind4Body, one of the aspects they explore is the importance of social connections as a way to boost mental health and general wellness. For.

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Have You Seen These Stories?

  • May 9, 2019

We’ve recently shared some stories about our students that we think you should see! They are a testament to these young people’s fortitude, integrity, and endurance through unique challenges. If you’ve missed any of them, be sure to take a look now!   How One Student Went From Self-Harm to Empowerment When a routine home visit revealed that one of.

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How Acceptance Turned Her Into A Leader

  • April 30, 2019

Meet Daw* Daw is a bubbly, confident and engaging seventeen-year-old. She stands out amongst her peers in the leadership development program as a great entertainer and teacher for younger students. She describes herself as very confident, someone who loves public speaking and helping the younger students. However, she was not always that way. Daw, who identifies as transgender, says that.

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How A Young Girl Went From Exploited to Powerful

  • April 23, 2019

Meet Achara* Achara has faced significant obstacles in her life. Both of her parents passed away when she was nine years old, and she is stateless. Without citizenship, she is not eligible for a government scholarship or loan, has limited access to healthcare, restrictions, and is more at risk of being trafficked and experiencing exploitation.[1] All throughout her childhood, Achara.

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How One Student is Overcoming an Unusual Challenge

  • April 16, 2019

Meet Niran* Niran joined our scholarship program in at the age of 17. Niran is a member of the Akha ethnic minority group and is stateless, meaning he does not have Thai citizenship and endures “serious restrictions on [his] basic rights”.[1] For most people in the world citizenship to at least one country is a birthright. Without any kind of.

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How Emotional Support Can Make or Break A Student

  • April 9, 2019

Meet Kannika* A confident and friendly student, Kannika* joined The Freedom Story’s scholarship program when she was 15. Her father had passed away, and her remaining family of six were surviving on $10 per day. As a member of an ethnic minority group she faced higher risk of trafficking and exploitation because of discrimination and lower social status.[1] In high.

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How One Student Went From Self-Harm to Empowerment

  • April 2, 2019

Meet Sakda* A routine home visit revealed that 18 year old Sakda* who is both stateless and an orphan, was hurting himself and damaging his possessions as a way to deal with stress. He had been staying in his room alone, trying to control his emotions, struggling with his self-worth and refusing to go outside or spend time with friends..

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News

How a Facebook Grant Helped Us Respond to Crisis

  • March 14, 2019

After experiencing higher than average levels of rain in the 2018 rainy season, Nan Province in Northern Thailand was hit by further flash flooding. Unsustainable farming practices led to soil erosion, which compounded the issue. Homes and lives were lost, the bridge to the nearest city was washed out for over a month, and a Hmong village in the Pua.

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Interviews

The Role of Counseling in Trafficking Prevention

  • March 7, 2019

When Khae first joined The Freedom Story, she didn’t expect to go into counseling. She worked with our sustainable development program, but then would also visit students and their families at home, often in the evenings, and began to provide mentorship and support. “I got to see the various problems they had, that they had so many issues. Not just.

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Strong Families, Strong Prevention

  • January 31, 2019

Trafficking prevention begins at home–not just in raising awareness, but also in strengthening families so that kids stay in the safe harbor of home. The Vulnerability of Kids Who Run Away From Home Did you know that the most prevalent way sex traffickers used to find and recruit their victims involved targeting runaways? According to a six-year study of trafficking.

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