Build a Classroom for At-risk Children in Thailand

by The Freedom Story (Formerly The SOLD Project) Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


The SOLD Project prevents child exploitation in Thailand through education. SOLD seeks to expand its Resource Center facilities, adding a second classroom building to reduce crowding and better serve the educational needs of the at-risk children in this rural Thai community.

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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. The SOLD Project's Freedom prevention program 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. One building currently serves as tutoring center, classroom, library, staff office, & play area.


SOLD's Resource Center opened in early 2010 and participation in our after-school programs, workshops, & weekend English classes grew rapidly. With 10-30 students attending daily & nearly 100 each weekend (hundreds for special events), a separate two-story classroom building will enable us to better accommodate our students & provide additional study space. The second story will provide on-site housing for staff &/or long-term volunteers.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


SOLD's Freedom Prevention Program (PDF)
SOLD's Official Blog
Videos from The SOLD Project
Photos from The SOLD Project

Organization Information

The Freedom Story (Formerly The SOLD Project)

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Rachel Goble
Pleasanton, CA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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