Wat Pho Thawad
Tha-kae Muang PHATTHALUNG Southern Thailand - Thaïlande - Chantier court terme
- Chantier International
- 10-02-2019 - 23-02-2019
- 10 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 220 EUR de frais de participation
SHORT DESCRIPTION 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, who shares our values, would like to welcome volunteers again after the good feedback of the first work camps that took place in 2018. Volunteers can help to organize English lessons or other fun activities with the 49 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 (5-12 years old) for these 2 weeks. 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. HISTORY and REASONS OF THE PROJECT The 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 with a break in October; so February is the last full month. 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. The local kids have very few chances for interaction with foreigners and English language is more and more needed for their future. AIMS of the PROJECT 1- To support Wat Pho Thawad school 2- To be part of the community of Baan Kokpho village 3- To let children be familiar with volunteers and learn in international/multi-culture atmosphere
DaLaa Thailand. What is our motivation? We started our organisation because we really want to support projects, especially for the people (and children) living in the countryside of Thailand, as for example the villages some of us come from and similar places. We want volunteers from Thailand and from all over the world to work together with the local people. This way we hope to create more friendships and understanding between people. Also by doing voluntary work (young) people get a good experience in working out of their heart, sharing and learning other ways of doing things, speaking English and having fun together. We hope more people become aware of the need of voluntary work and the joy voluntary work can give you. We want to work together with existing NGO’s and projects to share experiences and hopefully together we have more strength to accomplish projects.
WORK AND ACTIVITIES 1- Give non-formal English classes and other fun activities with the students 2- Create teaching materials for teacher and kids 3- Improve the school area 4- Activities with villagers : cleaning the temple area , sport activities
Logement & Nourriture
Volunteers will sleep in the classroom or temple building (depending on the number of volunteers). There will be simple mats, pillow and mosquito net. You will need to bring your sleeping bag and a small mattress. There are basic toilets, showers and a kitchen at the school canteen. The teachers and villagers will help the volunteers to cook. Local people eat rice (or noodles) 3 times a day with side dishes like curries, omelets, local leaves and vegetables. Volunteers will be welcome to cook their own food using the ingredients available there. (No oven, only a gas and woks or pans).
The volunteers should be ready to stay in a local area, to adapt to the local conditions with only basic facilities. Very few local people are able to speak in English. Volunteers should be able to be with the kids and prepare some games and material for teaching.
PARTICIPATION FEE: 8,000 Baht per person (env. 220 Euros)