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Deirdre F.

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Review for The Freedom Story (Formerly The SOLD Project), Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

My experience with The SOLD Project was one of the best of my life. I lived in Thailand for 9 months working in development of the volunteer program and as the ESL teacher. The main aspect which makesSOLD such an incredible experience was seeing the direct, postive and legitmately life changing opportunities it provides for the children. I think of one of my students named Cat; when SOLD first arrived in Thailand Cat had been recently orphaned (her mother a former sex worker in Bangkok) and her sister did not have the financial means to provide for Cat and her future was grim. SOLD stepped in and, now a few years later, Cat is one of the brightest students I taught and a natural leader among her peers. A university in Chiang Rai recently offered Cat a scholarship to come and study English there on the weekends. Without SOLD providing a chance for Cat, I shudder to think what could have happened to her. SOLD goes above and beyond to work to think of opportunties and programs to offer to these children.

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Role:  Volunteer