For years now I have learned the importance of non-profit organizations and the pursuit of social justice. Recently, through Media Cause, I signed up to be an online volunteer for (among other organizations) FAREopps (which stands for Financial Aid & Resources for Educational Opportunities). It’s easy to forget how much of a difference a specific amount of money can make towards making or breaking someone’s possibilities. Tory and Yu Ansuwan helped shape the educational upbringing of a Thai child, in 2008. This sparked the beginning of their non-profit organization, that

helps adults as well as children get out of unfair working conditions by helping to pay for whatever has kept them in those conditions or brought them there in the first place. For example a parents surgery, schooling they cannot possibly afford or the lack of support and coaching to start a different path on their own. We have connected with artists in Thailand who teach people how to create their (usually traditional or cultural) designs and teach them how to take control of their own fair wage.

I urge you to visit FAREopps and to explore the ways in which you can make a difference.

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4 thoughts on “A helping hand

  1. This is an excellent cause, to say the least! It really follows the adage, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime!”

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