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Volunteer in Thailand: Work in an Orphanage in Thailand

Kaya Responsible Travel

Street Address:
The Arches, North Campus Incubator, Sackville Street
Locality:
Manchester
Region:
United Kingdom

Work in an Orphanage in Thailand

Country
Thailand
Locations
Various locations around Chiang Mai
Dates of Program
The First Saturday Of Every Month
Group/Independent
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

This project works with an orphanage set up to provide a home and education to the orphaned and abandoned children from Hmong hill tribes that received less support from the government than other Thai citizens. They also run a secondary school to provide education for the poorest people of the tribes to try and bridge the gap in the quality education that is available to the tribe’s people. The government support for hilltribe communities that live in the mountainous border regions is not the same as the provisions given to the general Thai population as they are not truly considered ‘citizens’ of the country. As they are generally poorer than the general population they find themselves trapped in a situation where they are unable to get the education needed to escape their poverty. Projects such as this one rely on donations and volunteers to provide care for the children and education for the students to improve their chances in life.

Major Responsibilities

Volunteers will work alongside staff to teach English, organise games, sports and other activities to occupy and stimulate the children, help with general chores in the orphanage and provide individual attention to children who need it.

Cost/Program Fee
Euro 720 for 2 weeks, Euro 175 for each week thereafter
What program fee Includes

What is included:

  • Accommodation: Single or shared room in a home-stay
  • Food: 3 meals per day – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Training: Orientation and language classes provided
  • Support: 24 hour support from on-site coordinator
  • Excursion Planning: staff will help organise activities and excursions (some activities may cost extra) Trips include; cultural visits to temples and archeological sites, hikes, and cultural outings.

What is not included:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
Skills/ Qualifications

Volunteers must have patience and enthusiasm working with children. Any previous experience with children or teaching is an asset.

Arrangements for Room/Food

In most cases volunteers are placed in local home-stays where they either have their own room or share with another volunteer. Usually two meals a day are provided by the home-stay family, all included in the placement fees. This way a portion of your volunteer fee goes back into the local economy, and you gain first-hand experience of true local family life.

Any Missing Important Information

Since you are about to volunteer in another country, we ask you to make the necessary preparations before departing. We prefer volunteers to take some small gifts to the local people. Some communities might have a high prevalence of viral diseases like malaria or yellow fever, so volunteers need to get vaccinated accordingly. Each member of Kaya staff have worked, travelled, studied or volunteered abroad, and many staff have visited and volunteered in our projects knowing firsthand the country and nature of the programme placements. Their knowledge of international travel and volunteering is invaluable, and they can give you good advice and tips to make the most of your international placement. For detailed information on this program contact us at: info@kayavolunteer.com

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