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Volunteer in Thailand: Support Single Mothers’ Home Project in Thailand

ELI Abroad

Street Address:
2828 N Speer Blvd. Suite 230, Denver, United States
Locality:
Denver
Region:
United States

Support Single Mothers’ Home Project in Thailand

Country
Thailand
Locations
All Over Thailand
Dates of Program
First and Third Mondays of the Month
Group/Independent
both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

 

This center provides a haven for unwed pregnant girls from the local hill tribes.  The girls are given pre-natal care, Thai, English, and computer classes.  At around 7:30 am the older children at the Single Mother’s Home get on their bikes and the home’s van to head off to school. The youngsters stay at the home.  While the moms take classes on how to become self-sufficient adults, the younger children need to be looked after by those who enjoy spending time with adorable infants and toddlers.  Although many of these young children have had a difficult beginning before arriving at the Single Mother’s Home, they are fortunate to receive the opportunity to have a cross-cultural experience of being cared for by a foreigner so early in life.  The impact of a cross-cultural experience during early childhood is a great benefit to children, especially those who can really use the advantage.  Volunteers involved in this project will have the chance to experience cradling a newborn ethnic Thai or hill tribe youngster in a bamboo constructed house surrounded by rice paddies and mountains, while the child’s mother is learning the essential skills to improve her own and her young child’s life and future.

 

Major Responsibilities

 Major responsibilities of volunteers:

  • Helping pregnant girls from the local hill tribes
  • Organizing awareness program on safe motherhood
  • Raising funds for this program
  • Sharing information and cultural values with the local people
Cost/Program Fee
USD 900 for 2 Weeks and USD 1900 for 12 Weeks
What program fee Includes

Program fee covers:

  • Pre-Departure Packet
  • Airport Pick-Up in Chiang Mai
  • Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Access to a Travel Nurse and Activities Coordinator
  • 24/7 In-Country Support

 Program fee does not cover:

  • Round-Trip Transportation to Chiang Mai
  • Return Trip to Airport
  • Required Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Visa Fees
Skills/ Qualifications

 

No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and have good communication skills.

 

Arrangements for Room/Food

 

Arrangements of food and room for volunteers are managed by host family. For detailed information about arrangements contact us at: info@eliabroad.org

 

Any Missing Important Information

 

Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need. Since you are about to volunteer in another country, we ask you to do necessary preparation before going there. It is best if volunteers arrive on a date below before 8pm, so orientation can take place over the weekend and volunteers can start their program bright and early on Monday. 
Arrival Dates for 2010: January 2, January 15, January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, and August 13. For detailed information about this project contact us at: info@eliabroad.org

 

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