2019-05-01 to 2020-02-29
WAT PHO THAWAD SCHOOLMOO 10T. THA-KAEA. MUANGPHATT ,Thailand
DaLaa MTV 1901
Aged between 18-99
WAT PHO THAWAD SCHOOLMOO 10T. THA-KAEA. MUANGPHATT
Wat Pho Thawad is a very small school in Baan Kokpho, a Buddhist village of about 450 people in Phatthalung province, Southern Thailand. The school director (P. Pin) and local people would like to welcome volunteers again after the good feedback of the two work camps (2 weeks each) that took place in 2018. We would like volunteers for a 2 months period minimum that can help to organize English lessons or other fun activities with the 49 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 (5-12 years old). The English skills of the students are very poor. They are not familiar with foreigners. You can experience the local way of life, exchange with other volunteers, villagers and support the children education.
Volunteers will be arranging creative activities with students. They will be supervised by the teachers and especially, P Pin, the school director. Depending of the volunteers skills, they will be proposed to organize activities with each class from Grade 1 to Grade 6. Outside the school, few villagers are willing to invite volunteers to learn about local lifestyle in the village and organize other common activities.
Accommodation and food:
Volunteers will stay in P. Pin house, few kilometers from the school. There is also possibility for men to sleep directly at the school/temple area. You will have your own volunteers bedroom, with simple mat, pillow and mosquito net. You will need to bring sleeping bag. Volunteers will eat at the school for lunch and at P Pin house for dinner. They can help the cooking and other daily tasks. There are some small grocery shops in the village. Local people eat rice (or noodles) 3 times a day with side dishes like curries, omelets, local leaves and vegetables.
Location and leisure activities:
he school is situated in the local temple (like in most villages) and was founded 50 years ago by the former Head monk. There are nowadays 49 students and 4 teachers from the government, plus the principal, and two more teachers are financially supported by the temple. In Thailand, the school year starts in May and finishes in March. Most of the villagers are farmers (rubber plantation, rice, fruits ). The school principal learned about DaLaa through one of our project host and shares our values (International Voluntary Service) and believes in our actions.
Nearest airport / terminal:
Wat Pho Thawad schoolMoo 10T. Tha-kaeA. MuangPHATT
Meeting Point and Time:
To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
Minimum stay is 2 months. Fee is 10 000 Bahts per month.