The SOLD Project

We believe that education is the key to preventing child exploitation. Our mission is to prevent child prostitution through culturally relevant programs for vulnerable children and to share their stories to empower creative, compassionate people to act. Beginning as a documentary, we are now a grassroots non-profit offering scholarship and resources to at-risk children in rural northern Thailand. Our work is two-fold: prevention through education in Thailand and raising global awareness.
May 20, 2014

We're Almost There!

Second Classroom
Second Classroom

Since our last report three months ago we have made so much progress! The second classroom is nearing completion with last minute touches being made to the building. We will then be in our final step: furnishing it!

We are thankful for the strong infrastructure of this building. Earlier this week, Chiang Rai experienced a 6.2 earthquake. Thanks to your donations we were able to build an earthquake safe foundation and the Resource Center (this second classroom included) saw very minimal damage. Only a couple of shingles broke. You may remember that early on in the Second Classroom campaign we set our budget higher to be able to absorb the cost increase of earthquake proofing the facility. Thank you for standing with us in that decision - we are thankful to be able to provide a safe office to our staff, classroom to our students, and place of refuge in times of need. 

With our upcoming parent meeting this Saturday, we look forward to sharing with the entire SOLD community the progress that's been made on it! The upstairs has been designed as an office space for our eight staff (insulated and air conditioned for the extreme heat that Northen Thailand experiences) as well as a conference and private meeting room for counseling services and private meetings with students/parents. The downstairs is designed as a classroom for our students to participate in after school programs and educational classes. The original (first) classroom will then be converted in to a library. 

Thank you so much for all of your support!

Second Classroom Back
Second Classroom Back
Finishing the Inside of the Classroom
Finishing the Inside of the Classroom
Feb 28, 2014

Our facility is expanding!

Books are fun!
Books are fun!

Dear friends,

Your contributions continue to provide resources, mentorship and trafficking prevention awareness to our SOLD scholarship students and the entire community. In the last few months we've had Christmas parties, hosted volunteers, had our doors open daily for our after school program, and have made so much progress on our second classroom! Thank you for making all of this possible. 

We've been saying all along how needed this second classroom is. So much so that we're already using the first level of this building! We recently hosted an art camp with 20 volunteers and 75 students in the shade of the first level of this new classroom (see progress photo attached). Our staff are also very excited to each have a desk (currently eight staff are sharing two desks and a couch) in their new second level office! 

During the after school program we encourage the students to be creative. They took the attached pictures that they wanted to share with you. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for each contributing to our Freedom Project programs and helping to make it a reality. We are very grateful!

With hope,

Rachel Goble & The SOLD Project Team

Playing on the new couch
Playing on the new couch
Second classroom update
Second classroom update
Springtime at SOLD
Springtime at SOLD
Computer lab time
Computer lab time
Feb 18, 2014

We have walls!

Second Classroom With Walls!
Second Classroom With Walls!

Dear friends,

We made so much financial progress toward our goal at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014! Thanks to grants from Cultural Care Au Pair, LUSH Cosmetics, and all of your individual contributions we have nearly reached our target. Not to mention that because of your support, we've been able to make some serious headway on the classroom progress. We've finished the bottom level walls and are working on the second level. Once those are complete, we'll begin to work on the roof! 

We've been saying all along how needed this second classroom is. So much so that we're already using the first level of this building! We recently hosted an art camp with 20 volunteers and 75 students in the shade of the first level of this new classroom (see photo attached). Our staff are also very excited to each have a desk (currently eight staff are sharing two desks and a couch) in their new second level office! 

Thank you so much for each contributing to this much needed classroom (and office!) and helping to make it a reality. We are very grateful!

With hope,

Rachel Goble & The SOLD Project Team

View of the Resource Center
View of the Resource Center
Second classroom already in use!
Second classroom already in use!
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