Big news for The SOLD Project! We’re featured in the news! The Bangkok Post featured a video and article showing part of what The SOLD Project does, and in some of our kids’ own words, what being a part of SOLD means for them.
This is such big news for us for at least two reasons:
1) We get to see the kids make a direct connection between their daily lives and the support and guidance provided by SOLD and how the opportunities provided by SOLD help protect them from risk. To see them say, in their own words, what human trafficking is and how their choices and opportunities have changed because of SOLD…well, it’s beyond gratifying.
2) Because there is a huge culture of saving face, the work that The SOLD Project engages in broaches a topic that is, in many ways, taboo. There are many forces that want to keep this topic under the table, to hide it away, and pretend it doesn’t exist. And some of those forces are incredibly powerful. To bring such a positive message about what we do to national media attention marks a huge achievement, and that is priceless.
Major congratulations go to our Thailand Director, Tawee Donchai, and of course, to our fabulous students!