Internships at COSA

  For the first time in COSA history we are accepting internship applications! Are you a fresh graduate looking for work experience in the non-profit sector? Maybe you’re a professional looking to impact an important cause? Or perhaps you have some extra time on your hands and love applying your skills and learning new things? Are…

Girl’s Corner: Ehrn

Today we would like to introduce you the lovely 11-year-old, Ehrn. She comes from the old village of Lampang in Northern Thailand. Ehrn joined COSA in late 2014 and quickly became friends with the other girls. She is definitely not the shy type. In fact, the first thing you will notice when meeting Ehrn is…

World Pilgrim Global Education Visits Baan Yuu Suk

On January 17th, a group of visitors from World Pilgrim Global Education spent the day at Baan Yuu Suk! World Pilgrim is an organization that offers group travel experiences of alternative tourism where education, awareness, and cross-cultural connections are the focus. We were pleased to welcome this group because we rarely host adults at Baan…

Exclusive Coverage: VICE News & The World from BBC

January brought fresh insight, new volunteers, and an onslaught of media to COSA. We welcomed two media groups who each spent a couple weeks learning about human trafficking in the local Thai context and getting to know us all at Baan Yuu Suk.   BBC – The World The first group arrived early January. Anne…

From Mickey’s Desk: Message from the founder

Dear Friends, 2014 was a challenging year for trafficking prevention organizations like COSA. We understand that sex trafficking and child exploitation are intimately linked to the lack of access to education for girls, especially in the isolated communities of northern Thailand. Sixty-two million girls around the world do not attend school and human trafficking is…

Diverse Volunteers Bring Variety of New Workshops

  January and February are usually busy months for volunteers at Baan Yuu Suk. This year we’ve had a diverse group of volunteers from all different corners of the world. We welcomed Emma and Liz, sisters from Australia, Asaki from Japan, Irene from Switzerland, Eliana and Marcin, a couple from Italy and Portugal respectively, and…

Photography Expedition: Your lens to social change

Spectacular scenery, rich culture, and candid shots that will last a lifetime. It’s more than just tourism: it’s a photography expedition off the beaten track in northern Thailand. In the first week of February, a small group of photographers set off with COSA’s founder, Mickey Choothesa, for an expedition to Mae Hong Son Province. This…

Bob & Fran Act Against Human Trafficking

Meet Bob and Fran: a wonderful couple that has made it their personal mission to help abolish human trafficking from the planet within the next 20 years. They discovered COSA last year when our founder, Mickey Choothesa, gave a speech at Documentary Arts Asia. After the presentation, Mickey invited them to visit us at Baan…

New Program Brings Four New Girls to COSA

We’ve been talking about strengthening relationships quite a bit lately. In July we introduced you to OASIS (Outreach and Special Intel Services), a new outreach initiative that enhances project transparency and leads to more effective teamwork with local law enforcement officials. New alliances with the authorities in neighboring Mae Hong Son Province have enabled exciting…

We’ve Fallen in Love

And no work was done that day[/caption] Shhh … the puppies are sleeping! In September, we welcomed Sow-La (“Sophie”) into our family here at Baan Yuu Suk. Sure, there are armies of dogs that roam streets of Thailand; but Sow-La is different. Her protective and joyful nature warmed our hearts. Volunteers at the time, Christen,…