Rural Prevention: Breakthrough

One breakthrough at a time, a new generation of leaders will emerge.

Social challenges aren’t hard to come by in rural Thailand.

On the surface one sees drug and alcohol addictions, teenage pregnancy, high drop-out rates and rampant migration to urban centers to find employment, often in high-risk sectors such as the sex industry. A closer look reveals cycles of brokenness – broken family units, education paradigms and economics – being passed from generation to generation leading to widespread social challenges.

But it only takes one to break a cycle.

Breakthrough Thailand is one teen girl deciding her life is worth more than a ninth grade education and a life in the sex industry. Or a teen boy realizing that he doesn’t have to use meth in order to have friends, and that a diploma leading to a dignified job is indeed possible.