Contribute in construction and renovation efforts to improve the standards of local orphanages in Thailand. Our program provides an opportunity for you to work creatively in renovation and construction efforts to upgrade the living standards for all the children in the orphanages. The children here are not necessarily orphans, many are from poor families who cannot afford to care for them or they come from hill tribes.
The orphanage offers a safe environment for children coming from underdeveloped backgrounds. Therefore, the orphanage concentrates on the well-being of these children and offers them assistance in developing into young adults. Other children come from remote areas of Thailand, where education is non-existent. These children are at the orphanage predominantly for educational purposes, and will return home during certain periods of the year.
The aim of the program, therefore, is to maximize and continue to improve the facilities at the orphanage and to help bring smiles to the children along the way!
Most large orphanages in Thailand have integrated their own primary (and secondary) school onto their grounds and ours is no exception. The classrooms may seem old and a bit dirty, but the students are lovely and are happy to see our volunteers come each day.
The program consists of construction and renovation work that shall improve the school and living standards for all the children. Additionally, you might also get the chance to teach English on a non-formal basis, to help the children in their vegetable garden (for their studies and own consumption) or to create activities and arrange workshops for hygiene, cultural exchange, environmental and other important issues or anything else that might come to mind. Our main aim, however, is always to construct and renovate the orphanage grounds, so do expect to work some good hours under the sun and get your hands dirty!