Dear Friends and Supporters,
Earlier this year we made an announcement about certain unforeseen challenges arising in 2014 and continuing to the present that resulted in systemic financial and organizational difficulties within the management of COSA. While we have held successful fundraisers and your continued support has helped us come this far, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Thai foundation side of COSA has announced the closing of BYS, and the immediate relocation of our girls. After six years of providing a safe home for at-risk girls, COSA as a both a Thai foundation governed by a Thai board, and as a separate US based 501(c) (3) organization with a separate board, will begin to formally dissolve immediately.
There is a glimmer of hope as we are working tirelessly with staff and partners to find boarding schools and alternative shelters for all of these girls whom have come to mean so much to us. This way we can ensure that although they are no longer with us at COSA, we are fulfilling our mission of providing them with an education and brighter futures.
Looking back, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with our wonderful young ladies and wish to provide them with the best possible future, even though our time together has come to an end.
We are eternally thankful for all of your support and it has been nothing short of an honor to be able to work for these girls. We hope your dedication to human trafficking prevention continues as hundreds of thousands continue to suffer around the world. We are happy to answer any inquiries, and any additional donations will be used directly towards supporting alternative housing for the girls. A formal announcement from the US 501(c)(3) Board will be forthcoming soon. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us.