Special Features: Sarah Desatnick, youth Activist

April 08, 2013

aWe at The SOLD Project are always inspired when young people take initiative and find ways to use the resources they have to make a difference. Sarah Desatnick is one such impassioned individual. As a Girl Scout, Desatnick is driven to demonstrate her leadership abilities and desires to work in ways to help uplift local communities. She has chosen The SOLD Project as part of her aim in this endeavor. I’ll let her tell you, in her own words, why. From Sarah:Living in the town of Basking Ridge New Jersey, where everyone has comfortable houses and plenty of food, it made my heart break hearing about these beautiful children in Thailand who have nothing.  I did not, however, want to just sit here and feel sympathetic.  I wanted to help them receive an education and achieve their goals. I wanted to be able to say I helped make a difference in someone’s life. The fact that one organization, the SOLD Project, can make such a great impact on one community is unbelievable.  I want to be able to make that type of difference helping one child at a time.  Plus, getting to work with such role models as Rachel Goble is just the cherry on top. My older brother, who is currently 21 years old, has a very severe disability.  This certain disability impacts his ability to walk and talk, and he been in and out of the hospital his whole life.  He goes to a special school that is a Hospital and Education facility. He has the support of our family and the help from the nurses and doctors.   It does not seem fair that we can provide my brother the help he needs while these healthy children in Thailand do not have the help and support to even get an education themselves. I want to help change that.  I want those kids to reach for the stars and follow their dreams. Each pencil, backpack, or notebook I collect is one more step to giving a child a better education.  With all the supplies that are donated, I will package them into the backpacks.  Each child’s backpack will include pencils, notebooks, pens, and binders.  My goal is to help as many of the children in these villages as I can.   The SOLD Project, with help from others, is making a tremendous difference.   I want to do all I can to support the SOLD Project and the great work they are doing. :: Sarah, your work is invaluable and it is inspiring to see a young person such as you get involved in helping to improve the lives of our fellow human beings. Thank you!

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The SOLD Project prevents child sexual exploitation and trafficking in Thailand, providing vulnerable Thai children and youth with scholarships and resources to help them break the cycle of poverty, avoid the dangers of child trafficking, and lead productive, independent lives.

 

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