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I’m super excited to announce that I will be a co-leader (along with the amazing Kate Siobhan Havercroft) at an upcoming photography workshop in Thailand late February! This workshop is coordinated by The Giving Lens (TGL), an amazing organization that combines travel, photography, and giving back to those in need and offers you the opportunity to be a part of enriching other people’s lives throughout the world. They are so much more than just photography workshops, and I’m deeply honored to be a part of the team.

This particular trip is a “Focus Trip” that will be volunteering at a local NGO (non-governmental organization) at a school for young children at risk of becoming involved in the sex slave industry. From the TGL website:

Our team will work in the Daughters Programme school, where young girls at high risk of sex-trafficking are given other skills and options so that they never have to end up in that life. From tourism and hospitality, to sewing, to general education, and beyond, as well as access to strong female and male role models, food, housing, and family therapy.

Due to the sensitive nature of this trip, applications are open to women only. (Many other trips with TGL are not limited, so if you are interested in the organization and would like to see what else there is to apply for, please take a look here at the other workshops currently available.)

Here’s some more info on this trip:

  • When: Late February, 2014 (exact dates are still TBA; I’ll update this post when they are official)
  • Where: Chiang Rai and Northern Thailand
  • Leaders: Kate Siobhan Havercroft and Nicole S. Young (that’s me!)
  • Cost: $2100
  • Who can apply: Due to the sensitive nature of this trip, it is open to Women Only.

For more information on this trip (and others) and to submit an application, please head over to The Giving Lens website.