Equipping Local Community Workers: Simply the Story Training

much of the world cannot, or does not, prefer to learn through predominantly literate means. In this context, oral story telling can be a very effective way to communicate.
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We NEED Partners! Could it be you?

THE PART WHERE WE TELL YOU HOW MUCH MONEY WE NEED, HOW RIDICULOUSLY LITTLE IT TAKES TO DO SO MUCH GOOD, AND COMPARE IT TO HOW MUCH WESTERNERS CONSUME SO THAT THE CONTRAST MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS A VERY REASONABLE THING TO ASK.
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Ready to Plant

Work on the Charis Farm continues. Our primary obsession in the past month or two has been to prepare the soil at the farm
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Welcome to the Charis Teaching Farm

Rather than teach business and accounting in a classroom, this farm is our hands on business school.
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Welcome to the Charis Consignment Shop and Coffee Bar

In our business education classes we ask the villagers, “Where is there pain in your village? What kinds of problems do people have? How could you […]
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They Were Going to Send Their Children Away for Lack of $20/month!

A few months ago one of our community engagement volunteers took us out to a migrant camp near a truck stop to meet a family he knew. They have 2 small girls ages 4 and 2. The father works very hard for the Thai land owner where the camp is located but they were still not making enough to get by.

This family was on the verge of splitting up because they couldn't make ends meet.
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What Poverty Is Really Like

Poverty is not knowing all the things I know. Here, in the migrant camps, all the basic information that I take for granted that I know, […]
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Wanted: Opportunity

Every week Voices of Charis features the articles and ideas that excite and inspire and inform us as we work in community education and development on […]
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Risk and 3rd World Business Development

In a TEDtalk titled, Let’s Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs, Cameron Herold, founder of 1-800-Got-Junk, one of the largest junk removal companies in North America, defines […]
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How to Unleash a Generation

Every week Voices of Charis features the articles and ideas that excite and inspire us as we work in community education and development on behalf of […]
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Business training 101

Business Training 101 Up on the mountain at Baan Saeng Saiwan the staff have been making grass brooms to sell. This is one of their business […]
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The Blue’s in Thailand – FAQ – updated

As an essential part of our continued work to protect children and strengthen families, our founders, Aaron and Carrien Blue recently moved to Thailand with their […]
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