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Since the inception of Wrists for Rights, our overarching goal has been to leave a self-sustaining footprint on the communities that THINK Global School visits during the school year. Recently we received word that our actions had resulted in just that, and the feeling of joy for those that have benefited from our actions is hard to contain. We received the following letter from Mickey Choothesa, the Executive Director for the Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia, letting us know that the money we raised through bracelet sales had gone towards the construction of a very busy communal kitchen!
We look forward to receiving many more letters like this in the future, as our efforts as an organization have only just begun. Find out how you can get involved, and let’s work together to change the world around us!
Dear Wrist for Rights – Think Global School: PTIS,
On behalf of COSA, we would like to thank you for your donation of: 5,515 THB, which was raised in May 2012.
Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia works to prevent child trafficking and sexual exploitation throughout the South East Asia region. COSA operates from a community development approach, providing support, safety and opportunity to children who are victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse. In addition, COSA works closely with local organizations providing mental health training to staff members and assisting to create a positive future for all children and young women.
Your donation was put towards the building of a new communal kitchen, which is now used for all of our activities on the weekends, school homework in the evenings on the week days and all meals! With 21 girls and around 5-10 volunteers, the kitchen is always a busy place. We are incredibly grateful for your support and hope to work with you again in the future.
Please keep this written acknowledgment as receipt of your donation.
Thank you for your support and please visit our website at: www.coasia.org
Founder, Executive Director