Do you have a passion for teaching and an understanding attitude towards children? As a voluntary participant on this project, you would gain invaluable skills and experiences during your gap year while making a difference to children’s lives. Based at a Karen Hill tribe school, the project aims to have a positive impact on the English literacy levels in Thailand by providing excellent quality English teaching to the children. For participants, the experiences you will have, and the skills you will learn will be invaluable as you share cultural exchanges with local people and other project participants. As part of your role, you will be expected to plan and prepare experiential learning opportunities for the children which will develop their knowledge of English and inspire them to embark on a pathway to future success. How you teach the children is up to you, but the more fun and enjoyable the activities are, the more memorable the learning will be. You may also be asked to take part in renovation and construction work to ensure that the school environment meets the needs of the children. During your stay, your accommodation will be in the heart of the tribe, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Close to the Myanmar border, the area is incomparable in its beauty and is famous for the abundance of variety in foliage and wildlife. If you love nature or have a keen interest in biology, you will be in your element in this location!
Starting your journey at Kaeng Krachen, you will enjoy a dinner before heading out to the Karen tribe village to begin to get to know your new surroundings.
Monday to Thursday
Based at Kaeng Krachen, after taking breakfast at the school, you will take part in the school’s morning ritual of singing the national anthem. Following this, you will deliver English lessons to the children with a break mid morning. Just before the children have their lunch, you will be expected to assist with the preparations in the canteen. At midday, you’ll have lunch at school and have a period of rest immediately after. The rest of the afternoon could be used for renovation and construction work or to carry out fun activities and games with the children. Each evening you will have dinner at your accommodation.
Your morning at the school will mirror the normal routine of Monday to Thursday. After lunch you will be driven to Hua Hin where you will have an opportunity to explore the wonders of this coastal city. Your week will end with dinner and an overnight stay here.