Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
Empower Foundation
This description of Surang Janyam's work was prepared when Surang Janyam was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Surang Janyam is bringing basic reading and writing skills to Thailand's sex workers, a largely illiterate group. Her educational program bolsters the students' self-esteem, broadens their opportunities, and allows them to come together as a united voice for industry reforms.
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