(A Journey of a Leap of Faith)
The SOLD Project’s FREEDOM Project is a four-part prevention program that focuses on keeping children out of Thailand’s infamous sex industry. The FREEDOM Project is located in the poverty-stricken villages in northern Thailand that are known as high-risk areas and breeding grounds for children who fall into prostitution. Children in these areas are often forced to drop out of school and sent to the city to work. Without proper education, their options are few and they are easily lured into the sex industry.
Twice a year, we host a parent meeting to update scholarship families on recent news, distribute the scholarships, help the kids write letters to sponsors, and hear from guest speakers.
This year, we added something new: an anonymous survey for the parents. When asked about trafficking in their village:
82% off all the parents said they believed their child was at risk of being sexually exploited.
85% shared that education, awareness, mentorship, and resources were the key to prevention.
15% believed prevention wasn’t possible at all.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing.” Edmund Burke
ON LINE: All donations are tax-deductible
100% of funds donated to The FREEDOM Project go towards continuing our work in Thailand.
Thank you very much!