The SOLD Project will equip its new Resource Center with 5 computers, giving the at-risk children of this poor rural community access to the internet and the opportunity to learn computer skills.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Half of all children in rural Thailand are forced by poverty to drop out of school at a young age. Many of them, lacking education & resources, end up exploited in Thailand's sex industry. SOLD offers educational scholarships, tutoring, & other resources to at-risk children to keep them off the path to prostitution & give them hope for a better future. Without access to computers or the Internet, our students are at a serious disadvantage in school & the job market beyond.
How will this project solve this problem?
An Internet-connected computer lab enables our students to complete homework assignments, learn valuable software, research, & typing skills, as well as pursue niche interests in design, web development, & more.
Potential Long Term Impact
By investing in the education & development of these at-risk children, we not only prevent them from becoming victims of exploitation, but we free them to succeed, rise from poverty, & change the future for their families, their children, & beyond.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,588
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,588 . The original project funding goal was $5,500.