The Freedom Project: Prevention Through Education

by The SOLD Project

Summary

In Thailand, The Freedom Project works with children at risk to prevent human trafficking & child sexual exploitation through education & community development. Through educational scholarships, tutoring, mentors, workshops & additional programs at our community Resource Center, we're helping more than 130 children reach their potential & become the leaders of tomorrow.
$99,999
total goal
$14,555
remaining
912
donors
10
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Half of all children in rural northern Thailand are forced by poverty to drop out of school at a young age & very few continue past primary school. The statistics are even worse for girls, who are often obligated to provide income for their families. Many of them, lacking education & resources, end up exploited in Thailand's sex industry.

Solution

The SOLD Project developed its holistic "Freedom Project" prevention program and opened its Resource Center to keep children at risk off the path to prostitution & give them hope for a better future. By providing educational scholarships & access to tutoring, mentors, trafficking awareness courses, English lessons & other skills training, SOLD is transforming lives. Drop-out rates have plummeted & for the first time girls in this community are pursuing high school & university degrees.

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. These children are a new generation with the tools and understanding to become Thailand's future leaders.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​thesoldproject.com
SOLD's Freedom Prevention Program
SOLD's Official Blog
Videos from The SOLD Project
The SOLD Project's Instagram Feed

Organization Information

The SOLD Project

Location: Pleasanton, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​thesoldproject.com/​
Project Leader:
Rachel Goble
A. Muang Chiang Rai, Thailand
$85,444 raised of $99,999 goal
 
1,616 donations
$14,555 to go
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