Jade Keller via Crowdrise
June 07, 2011
BENEFITING: Sold Project
We are people passionate about preventing child prostitution: our goal is that no child ever be exposed to a life of exploitation. The SOLD Project Scholarship Fund was founded in May 2008 when we learned that many children drop out of school due to poverty and end up in situations of exploitation. We began offering educational scholarships to children at risk of exploitation: partnering up a student with a sponsor [you!].
A year later our scholarship program grew into the more holistic, The FREEDOM Project. The FREEDOM Project is made up of 1) Scholarships 2) Mentorship for every child that is sponsored 3) A resource center for the community and 4) Human Trafficking Awareness Programs at the school starting in every 6-grade classroom to teach the children about the realities of human trafficking and prostitution.
The money raised here will go towards building a computer lab, where I can hold workshops teaching the kids various computer skills (for example, word processing, Excel, and safe & effective internet usage) and hopefully even create an e-pal friendship & mentorship program with students in the U.S.
For more information about SOLD, please visit: http://www.thesoldproject.com/
Or check out what I'm doing: http://jadekeller.com/2011/06/a-birthday-wish/
On my website, you can click on the tag "The SOLD Project" in the tag cloud and read about my experiences working with SOLD.