Computer Lab for 100 At-risk Children in Thailand

by The SOLD Project
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Summary

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.
$5,588
total raised
95
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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).

Resources

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Organization Information

The SOLD Project

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

Funded Project!

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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