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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.
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.
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Volunteers must have patience and enthusiasm working with children. Any previous experience with children or teaching is an asset.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org