Our most effective advocates know what they’re talking about, and when it comes to understanding the realities facing at-risk and exploited children in Thailand—and what can be done to help them—there is no better way to learn than to see for yourself.
That’s why we put together our Activist Vision Trips: to give creative, compassionate people like you the experience, knowledge, and tools to do something about this issue in your own communities.
ACTIVIST VISION TRIPS
The SOLD Project’s Activist Vision Trip program is comprised of two parts: (1) a 8-day trip to Thailand where activists will see the problem of sexual exploitation firsthand, visit with SOLD’s partner organizations for a holistic picture of the issue, and begin to understand the importance and necessity of prevention; and (2) a workshop in which participants, with the help of our Volunteer Director, implement what they've learned to create a strategic response, returning home to make a lasting difference helping prevent child prostitution in their own communities.
Winter Trip: February 1 - 10
Cost: $1,100 (not including airfare)
Includes $900 in trip costs plus $200 in tax-deductible donations to The SOLD Project and our participating partner organizations, Home of New Beginnings, VCDF, and Urban Light. Activists are responsible for purchasing their own airfare.
I had an amazing time. I feel empowered to do more about these issues and become an activist to encourage others to join me in my desire to end human trafficking and sex slavery. I cherish the relationships I've made and am hopeful they will be an asset as my journey unfolds at home."
- Nicole Leppert
Who Should Apply
We're looking for people who are serious about getting involved, and we're committed to helping you make a difference in your community. Before you even leave Thailand, we'll help you put together an action plan, so you return home prepared and excited to share your experience by hosting a Vision Dinner, planning an event, writing a guest blog, or simply inviting your friends to join you in taking a Stand 4 Freedom. And, for the first month after you return, we'll stay in touch to assist you in fulfilling your action plan and help answer any remaining questions you might have. We're looking forward to journeying with you in the fight against child prostitution.
It was wonderful to put faces to stories and see The SOLD Project in action. The staff is wonderful and it was inspiring to see the impact SOLD is having on the community."
- Kirstin Naumann