Songkhla, Thailand - Thaïlande - Projet permanent
Education - Culturel - Agriculture
- Volontariat International
- 04-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 4 volontaires
- 18-80 ans
- 14000 THB de frais de participation
MLTV1904 Farm Stay – Songkhla, the project collaborates with Suan Plak Waa Farm in Songkhla, Thailand. Suan Plak Waa is a farm. It has been created around the local family’s house by family in Songkhla, Thailand. The farm is kind of sufficiency economic feeding the animals; cow, pig, and chicken, fish, etc., and plant several vegetables for the food. They grow many vegetables to eat for themselves, they feed the animals to cook for the food for themselves. When they have enough for cooking in their family. They can sell them at the local market to make an income for a small family. The world’s food problem has been growing, VSA Thailand recognizes that making one’s own food is important in the 22nd century. We found that the farm networks have been running as the small farms in their family. We come up with the idea to support them with our volunteers’ hands and to eat fresh food from the farm that said: “We grow what we eat, we eat what we grow”. Moreover, volunteers will learn to share various planting ways between Asia and Western styles. VSA Thailand and Suan Plak Waa have been worked as a partner since 2017. We start to send the international volunteer step by step. We hope, someday, Suan Plak Waa Organic Farm will become the international learning organic center for people around the world to adapt to daily life.
The volunteer will work on the farm with the host family. The volunteers learn and share through local agriculture philosophy. • Volunteers will help them to prepare soils, plant and take care of plants by water. They will also eat organic vegetables from an organic farm. • The volunteer will help them to take care of the animals, such as cow, pig, and chicken, in the animal's farm, and make the biogas by the dung of animals in the farm. • The volunteer can learn and help them to make the shampoo and the soap by the local wisdom.
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will stay at local agricultural farmer’s house. Toilets are Thai style. Toilet paper is not provided, but it can be purchased at local stores. • Nature environment, basic and simple. • Mattress, pillow, and fan are provided. • Thai toilet and bath. • No food and drinks except water in the sleeping area for your care because some animals such as the mouses, ants, will come to share your food. • Please keep clean and tidy. The volunteers expect to eat Thai food. The host family will prepare the food for the volunteer.
Emplacement & Temps libre
There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. We would like to recommend the Hat Yai Municipality Park, Samila Beach, and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipality Park – The biggest public park in Hat Yai city where the local people come to take a relax. Moreover, there is a big Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill around the area of the public park. You can take the public car at the park to the hill. There you can see the beautiful view of Hat Yai city. Samila Beach – The main beach of Songkhla province. There is full of history and storytelling about the Samila Beach and the small islands from the beach. Songkhla Old Town – The original town of Songkhla can tell many stories in that period. You can visit, find some typical food and take the photo with the beautiful walls and buildings You can find more information at: https://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Destination/Songkhla https://www.inspirock.com/thailand/things-to-do-in-songkhla-province
• Working clothes, every shirts need to cover the shoulders, trousers for man and woman, if skirt should cover your knees. Important! No camisole, tank top or shorts, you are volunteer who respect culture not real traveler. • Medicine as you think necessary • Mosquito repellant • Cap or hat as Thai weather is hot. • Materials or sources (brochures, maps, souvenirs, pictures, flags, or handicrafts to introduce your country and culture). • Toilet paper (you can buy at the local shop in the village) • Sunglasses and sun-block cream
Respect culture, open mind, and love to learn and share