Win and some of the students at the Garden.
We do more than provide scholarships and resources for our at-risk students. With opportunities that expand their horizons, together with you, our faithful supporter, we empower them to dream.
Students who don’t have Thai citizenship aren’t allowed to travel outside of their home district, whether by car, bus or plane, unless they’re with a foundation or school. If they want to travel, they must apply for a short-term pass to show at police checkpoints.
A few weeks ago, our Thailand Mentorship Program Leader, Win, took some of our undocumented students on a 2-day trip to Chiang Mai. Thanks to our organizational status and Win’s planning, the trip was a success; the group toured Chiang Mai University, Queen Sirikit Botanica Garden, Doi Suthep, and spent a morning taking fun and silly selfies at the 3D Art Museum.
After the trip, one of our 8th-grade students told the staff, “This was a great experience to walk around Chiang Mai University. I am now able to dream about going to school there.”
Opportunities like this expand the horizons of our youth and encourage them to continue to pursue their education in-spite of obstacles that come from being undocumented. As we’ve shared in a previous project report, Win himself was undocumented but chose to follow his dream to go to law school, eventually receiving citizenship, and just this year passing his law exam in Bangkok. His success story is motivating for our scholarship students, and having his guidance and support continues to help them work hard to pursue their dreams.
We’re incredibly thankful to partner with you in bringing opportunities, such as the Chiang Mai trip, to our students.
The SOLD Project Team
Our counselor, Lux, and the students on the bus.
The group at the art museum.
Staff and students being silly at the art museum.