21 August 2014
“Children should never be bought and sold for sex.” This is the goal of an organization based in Northern Thailand called The SOLD Project- to stop child exploitation before it begins. Their prevention model addresses three key factors that place a child at risk- poverty, lack of education and the absence of a positive role model. To combat these risk factors they offer scholarships to keep children in school and provide afterschool programs, classes and mentorship, led by local staff members, to help their students escape the cycle of poverty, dare to dream and find hope!
Check out this educational article explaining more of the problem of sex trafficking in Thailand and sharing an exciting success story of a young Thai girl who was prevented from being sold into the sex trade due to the work of The SOLD Project: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/sold-project-sex-trafficking_n_4101124.html#slide=1054874
Featured in this photo: One girl is a scholarship student, currently in 9th grade, and the other frequents the resource center and participates in their programs (mentorship, resources, tutoring, awareness programs, etc).
Purchase RAY OF HOPE on iTunes to help heal and protect other woman and children from exploitation in the sex industry. All proceeds go to a safe home called Lily House in the Dominican Republic.
LET THE TRUTH BE HEARD
I SEE A LIGHT
DON’T WAKE ME UP
RAY OF HOPE