Here is a three part mini documentary about the founder of DEPDC, Sompop Jantraka, and Patak Village where I work. The series aired on PBS several years ago and was narrated by Robert Redford. It will give you a glimpse into the problems of human trafficking in this region, the limited options of Burmese migrants, and a view of what my life looks like here. You will hear Sompop’s views and see the kinds of children we serve and work with daily. Mr. Jantraka is known as “Father Sompop” at DEPDC and rightfully so. A humble man who has been nominated for four Nobel Peace Prizes, he embodies true leadership through a lifelong dedication to the prevention and abolition of human trafficking.
Coming to Northern Thailand was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I am grateful to be here, thrilled to be a part of the DEPDC team, and proud to be empowering at-risk children. Sometimes I have to pinch myself!