Tag Archives for : stories from the field

Interviews

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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News

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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Interviews

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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Thoughts

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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Thoughts

On Trauma and Healing in Poverty

  • March 15, 2018

When people think of poverty, trauma is not always the first problem that comes to mind. However, research has repeatedly shown that the two are often related: that in poverty, often comes abuse of various kinds (alcohol, drugs, physical, emotional, sexual), stress that is detrimental to children’s brain growth and development, and fewer layers of protection against the worst circumstances.

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Thoughts

Impact: Transforming Educational Opportunities

  • March 8, 2018

Did You Know…? that 47% of 15-year-olds attending village schools in Thailand are functionally illiterate? While Thailand continues to grow in productivity and opportunity, certain regions like the North and Northeast continue to lag behind in productivity. One of the biggest shames is that even when kids are in school, they don’t always receive the level of quality in education.

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News

Our Impact in 2017

  • February 5, 2018

2017 was one of our best years yet, with so many exciting moments and accomplishments to share! Here are some of the highlights: We re-branded our work from The SOLD Project to “The Freedom Story” in solidarity with our values of Ethical Storytelling; Resources at our Pong Prae and Chiang Rai Resource Centers were accessed over 2,900 times by at.

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Thoughts

Raising Awareness in the Field: Depression

  • February 1, 2018

A member of our Thai staff, Lux, recently conducted a half-day training on depression for students at the Pong Phrae Resource Center. She opened by showing pictures of famous people worldwide who have had depression, shared about her personal experience of her friend having depression, and discussed how her friend received help by talking about their condition and getting the support they needed. She went on to explain.

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Thoughts

In Their Words

  • January 25, 2018

Lin* is a 13-year-old boy who looks more like the age of 10. When one of our staff asked him how his scholarship helps support his dreams, he said: “It helps me to eat whatever I want to eat when I’m hungry.” At first our staff member thought it was the typical teenage boy appetite talking, until she was informed.

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Thoughts

Girls Club!

  • November 30, 2017

When asked what she has learned in the six months of attending our Girls Club, one member responds, “[In] this club, everyone is valuable in themselves, we are girls, and we can get [along] with each other.” She smiles shyly and quickly accepts her chocolate wafer treat, a reward for sharing her thoughts. For the past six months, The Freedom.

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