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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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Thoughts

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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Year in Review for Sustainability

  • January 24, 2019

A few weeks ago, we told you some of the successes your donor dollars helped accomplish, but what we didn’t mention was the impact we’re also having in sustainability. Through our Organic Farming Learning Center, here’s some of what we did in 2018: We identified and began working with 13 community leaders on organic fertilizer. We worked with and trained.

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Thoughts

Trafficking and Social Media Technology

  • January 17, 2019

When we first joined the mission to end trafficking, the most prevelent form it took in our region was in-person, and face-to-face, through a relationship of trust: a family member or friend offering a job or other opportunity to those desperate for financial relief. Just how much the victim and their loved ones knew about what they were getting into.

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Thoughts

Changing Attitudes on Family Violence

  • December 28, 2018

Khae, one of our counselers, was invited earlier this year by local government to meet with 100 women who were all leaders in different villages. In the meeting, they discussed family-related laws that would be of interest to these women leaders and others in the village. Khae began to speak on the issue of abuse and family violence—both between parents.

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News

What Your Donor Dollars Accomplished

  • December 20, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what your donation has contributed to, here is just a snapshot of what we have been able to achieve together! 2018 Overview 31 individuals have accessed over 40 sessions of counseling. 65 students attended a training on internet safety and awareness. 45 students attended an anti-drug campaign run in partnership with local police. 27 students graduated;.

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Thoughts

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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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

Ethical Storytelling in the Age of Fake News

  • October 4, 2018

Ethical storytelling is more important than ever. Here’s why nonprofits need to take a strong stand and commit to higher standards when sharing the stories of others. Ethical Storytelling: What We Learned When our President, Rachel Goble, began to formulate the idea of ethical storytelling in regards to how nonprofits approach narratives, her initial impetus came from the impact on.

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