Q: Is thinkSMALL a registered Thai foundation?
A: Yes!! (And therefore donations can be deductible).
Q: Whom does thinkSMALL work with?
A: Anyone or any organization dedicated to helping children live wholesome and healthy lives.
Q: Is thinkSMALL a Christian organization?
A: Yes. However, our faith teaches us to work with ALL faiths. We work with Christians, Buddhist, Muslim or any organizations with a common vision to help protect and guide children to a safe and abundant life.
Q: What is Drug Free?
A: Drug Free is a fun 1-hour entertainment show to help motivate kids and teens to stay away from drugs and not abuse alcohol!!
Q: We already have an educational system for drugs. Why is Drug Free different?
A: Drug Free connects to the biggest source of motivation for young people…their emotions!!! Children choose drugs because of peer pressure and a desire to ‘have fun.’ In Drug Free we use these emotional desires to motivate them AWAY from drugs and alcohol abuse! By connecting to their emotions (through skits and clowns), they ‘feel and experience’ the negative life impacts of drugs and alcohol abuse. They are then motivated to receive drug ‘education’ (through illusions, games, and the MC). This combination is the best way to wake young people up to the dangers of drugs!
Q: What do we need to do Drug Free?
A: You need a team of 8-10 people to do a Drug Free show?
Q: Why doesn’t thinkSMALL supply the performing team?
A: thinkSMALL is a TRAINING organization. We believe the best people to have long lasting influence on your community are LOCAL people! When we train you to do the show, you are able to follow-up with Drug Free tools and shape a Drug Free culture in your school or community!
Q: We don’t have enough people for a team.
A: Call us!! We likely have a team in place that can come and perform for your kids!
Q: Where can Drug Free be performed?
A: Anywhere kids are!! Although schools are our prime target location (see next question) Drug Free has been performed in Thailand’s schools, malls, parks, churches and even youth prisons!!
Q: Why is Drug Free a good program for schools?
A: Drug Free School Program is a 3-step program:
1. Perform the show
2. Hand out TJ the Tiger “I am #1!! I Say NO to Drugs!” wristbands (see below question)
3. Use Drug Prevention curriculum in schools (through Drug Prevention clubs)
Q: How do children get the free wristbands?
A: Wristbands are given to children who sign a public pledge sheet that is hung in their classrooms. Since most will sign, the wristbands become a silent ‘statement’ around school, and a POSITIVE peer pressure that says “Our school says NO to drugs!”
Q: How much does it cost for training?
A: Although we do not charge for training, we accept donations to offset our costs of travel, hotels, and food.
Q: How much does it cost for the performance kit?
A: We LOAN you the kit for the show! However, we have a limited supply of kits. If you are interested in purchasing a kit you can call us.
Q: When can you come to train our team?
A: Call us!! Let’s make a plan to help YOUR kids stay away from drugs!!
Q. What does thinkSMALL Do To Protect Children?
A: We train local organizations how to understand and build strategies to protect children from trafficking, exploitation and abuse. Click here to see our child protection strategy
Q. Is thinkSMALL A Government Organization?
A: No. thinkSMALL Foundation is a non-profit educational organization that assists organizations (such as schools and non-profit organizations) to develop their own strategies to protect children in their care.
Q. What does thinkSMALL do to help children at risk?
A: thinkSMALL Foundation trains local teams how to teach children to understand their rights, identify and report potential exploiters and abusers.
Q. What does thinkSMALL do to help children currently being abused?
A: thinkSMALL Foundation trains local teams how to help children find a way to escape abuse. This includes finding the confidence to report abuse to ‘safe’ people or calling phone lines with trained “Child Safety” counselors.