International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which marks the date of the adoption of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others on December 2nd 1949. Today, 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over…

Let’s Stand Together to End Child Slavery

21 million human beings, roughly the population of Australia, and the number of people subjected to slavery in 2014. There are more slaves in the world right now than at any other time in human history. Slavery is at an all-time high with the worst sufferers in this trade being children. It is estimated that…

COSA Supports End Child Slavery Week

We are very excited to announce COSA’s new partnership with ECSW (End Child Slavery Week). COSA, along with various other organisations and foundations, including Anti-Slavery international, KidsRights Foundation, Global March Against Child Labor, Defense for Children International, World Vision U.S, The Mekong Club and many more have joined together and agreed to work towards establishing an annual…

Baan Sweet Baan

We’re a rapidly expanding family here at COSA, and with the addition of so many new girls – eight in the past six months! – we’ve been hard at work finding new ways to maintain the family atmosphere that we value so deeply. Our biggest endeavor so far has been the establishment of four Baans…

Four New Faces Join Our Family

Meet the newest members of our COSA family, who have been quick to charm us all: Lom, Lee, Baifern, and Shi (left to right) What growth really means. We’ve been talking about growth a lot. Expanding partnerships have brought exciting new opportunities, construction projects are quite literally growing down the street, and incredible new girls have Baan Yuu Suk positively bursting at…

Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinator, Jess!

“One thing is for sure – I will definitely be coming back to COSA, hopefully sooner rather than later.” – A quote from Jess’s personal blog, written March 2013 Sawadee ka! My name is Jess Pulido and I am honored and excited to be the newest member of the staff here at COSA. Growing up…

English for Everyone – and Textbooks, too!

New textbooks take English class to the next level. We are absolutely delighted to have received new English textbooks thanks to a very generous donation from John Webster and Janine Clark. John and Janine visited Baan Yuu Suk for a weekend in June, while John’s daughter, Cath, was volunteering with us. Little did they know…

From Mickey’s Desk: PAMA House

I’m so excited to let you know that we are expanding our operations thanks to a very special partnership with Hands Across the Water. PAMA House, our new shelter, gets its name from Father (Pa) Mother (Ma) and is located in Chantaburi, a few hours from Bangkok near the Cambodian border. Hands Across the Water are…

Return from Oz

This past May packed a lot of firsts for all of us here at COSA. We sent our first two girls ever to University. We welcomed new staff and volunteers alike. We began construction on our brand new shelter, which will allow us to offer safety and shelter to more girls than ever before. Needless…

Short-term. High-impact.

It’s one of the most common questions we receive from our volunteers: What can I really accomplish in the limited time that I have here?  The answer, proven time and again, is: a lot. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been joined by a large number of volunteers, most of whom have stayed with us…