stories from the field

Prevention is a Process

Ratana describes her self as “happy, maybe overly happy, and bubbly.” She is a 19 year old student, full of confidence and excited about her

Girls Club!

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

In Their Words

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

Raising Awareness in the Field: Depression

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

Our Impact in 2017

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

Impact: Transforming Educational Opportunities

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

On Trauma and Healing in Poverty

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

8 Ways Parenthood is Social Justice

“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

Determined to Follow Her Dream

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

Growing Hope

“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