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AllSaints are proud to share the story of Galow and MeTa, two of the first stateless individuals to graduate university with the support of our partner, Not For Sale. Their incredible transformation from stateless child to academic achiever provides current students with great inspiration and was accomplished thanks to the support provided by Not For Sale Thailand. We are excited to continue our partnership to enable many more children the same opportunities as Galow and MeTa.

Group photo of MeTa and some of the street kids taken at the Not For Sale house.

The kids are the future.
Let’s make a world where no one is for sale

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MeTa’s Story

MeTa was an orphan, living with uncles and aunts and moving frequently, staying anywhere from orchard fields to temporary shelters beside construction sites.

Black and white photo of MeTa as a kid.

MeTa’s Story

MeTa was an orphan, living with uncles and aunts and moving frequently, staying anywhere from orchard fields to temporary shelters beside construction sites.

Photo of a house made of repurposed scraps.

Aged five, her aunt sent her out to sell flowers. All had to be sold before she could return home, so she often was out until 2am, sleeping in the day and working at night.

Kru Nam met MeTa when she was five, and they would sit in the city square where she would often sell flowers and they taught children to read, write and draw between 10-11pm every night.

Portrait of Kru Nam in Thailand. Kru Nam

I will continue to help the kids.
I am not afraid

MeTa

Portrait of MeTa posing with David Batstone, founder of Not For Sale, and her graduation picture. MeTa & David Batstone
Black and white photo of MeTa on her graduation day.

Kru Nam visited MeTa’s aunt and offered MeTa the chance to go to school. Overjoyed, MeTa learnt everything she could and was educated to a level where she was able to graduate from University. Kru Nam lifted MeTa from her street life environment and changed her life for the better - forever.

Photography of a mountain landscape in Thailand.

Galow’s Story

Galow is one of the children who has been in the care and protection of Kru Nam for the longest time. He is the oldest of several siblings, all of whom live in the Not For Sale village.

Black and white photo of Galow on his graduation day.
Photography of the dirt path next to the Not For Sale house in Thailand.

16 years ago, I realised I wanted to help children with Kru Nam. I want to pursue this dream in order to help other children be safe in this community.
Galow

Group photo of David Batstone and some of the students taken at the Not For Sale village.

When CEO David Batstone met Kru Nam twelve years ago, Galow was one of the first children he was introduced to. This year Galow has graduated from university - the third university graduate from the Not For Sale Thailand programme, all three historic. He has now started working with Kru Nam.

They are the first three ‘stateless’ children from mountain tribal groups to graduate from a Thai university in the history of the country.

Black and White photo of village situated on the side of a mountain in Thailand.
Black and white photo of a street kid playing next to water.

However many times I might fall,
I will never give up on my dreams

Galow

Photography of street kids posing and smiling, dressed in colourful mix-and-match clothes.

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