Tag Archives for : Resource Center

News

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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Thoughts

Strengthening Families is Better Prevention Than Orphanages

  • September 13, 2018

Strengthening families and the communities in which they live is a better form of prevention than sending children to live in orphanages due to poverty. Did you know that a large proportion of children living in orphanages still have at least one living parent? The exact number is unknown, but may be up to 4 out of 5 children in.

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News

Education Unlocking Doors to the Future

  • August 30, 2018

We know from experience talking with survivors of trafficking that poverty and lack of education are key factors that render people vulnerable. Without enough money to live on, people resort to the lucrative sex trade. Without education, it becomes even less likely people can earn an income to live on. This is why access to education was the first problem.

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Interviews

Tawee Donchai

  • August 16, 2018

Our Thailand Director, Tawee Donchai, has been a key figure in the development of The Freedom Story. He has been with us since The SOLD Project was just an idea for a documentary. He has helped shape its beginning as a non-profit organization, and has been instrumental in helping to define the organization’s character and relationship with the local communities.

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Thoughts

The Importance of Social Embeddedness

  • July 26, 2018

“Social scientists often use the term social capital to describe social connectedness–that is, informal ties to family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances; involvement in civic associations, religious institutions, athletic teams, volunteer activities; and so on. Social capital has repeatedly been shown to be a strong predictor of well-being both for individuals and for communities.” – Robert Putnam In renowned social scientist Robert.

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News

Learning Rights & Safety Online

  • July 19, 2018

Our staff recently held a day-long workshop for students, aged 8-22, teaching them about their rights and how to stay safe from sexual predators online. Morning Session: Rights & Responsibility Kids from all over came to the event–including a lot of kids who don’t normally come to the resource center. After a small icebreaker activity, a representative from ECPAT, with.

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Thoughts

On Poverty and How it Contributes to Trafficking

  • July 12, 2018

Hint: It’s not just about the money Poverty is one of the single greatest predictors of vulnerability to trafficking—and the reason why is easy to understand. When people are struggling to pay for food or rent, school, or for health care, they become desperate for solutions. They become easy targets for traffickers. Combined with other factors like statelessness, lack of.

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Thoughts

Raising Trafficking Awareness

  • May 31, 2018

In a 2014 study surveying 1,102 men, women and youth age 10 years or older who were receiving post-trafficking assistance services in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam, the respondents were asked whether they had ever heard of human trafficking before they had left home. Fewer than half (44.1%) of all participants (from the various countries of origin) reported that they.

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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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