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Workcamp in Thailand


Code of the project: GWC 9200-TH
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Nature of the project: Teaching English
Starting & Ending Date: 17th January-30th January
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: $230 US (7000 Baht)
Total Space Available: 15

Project Highlights:

Due to extreme ignorance and lack of initiatives the education system in the country has suffered a lot most significantly in the field of English Language. GWC through its volunteers will try to bring in qualitative changes in the system in whatever little possible ways. The volunteers will teach children using fun filled activities including drama, play and games so that children learn in good spirits. Due to non availability of English speaking teachers the quality has been missing, hence the volunteers will offer to teach English and other English medium subjects in the school. Volunteers will also offer help in other areas like drama, music and arts so that these children get the maximum benefits. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions including the beautiful green landscapes to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and make quality education available to every single child. Let us restore childhood back to these children.

IMPORTANT:

Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.

Project ltinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Hatyai International Airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation. At the airport, you will briefly be introduced to our staff members.
(Note: Volunteers will be informed about the meeting point prior to their arrival in an info sheet).

Day 2: You will be welcomed at the host/partner organization, where you will be given a short introduction about of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and socio – political issues.

Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will get to meet with the local villagers and will be introduced to the project and the working environment.

Day 4 – 8: Work at Project Location (Please refer Project Overview & Project Work for details).

Day 9: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.

Day 10-12: Project work (Teaching English) continues.

Day 13: Explore the beautiful places of India along with fellow participants who all are of almost of your own age. This will enhance the bonding among the participants.

Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.

Note:

  • Above is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator if and when required. However, you will receive the final work camp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the work camp starts.
  • If any participant needs to reschedule their journey due to any unavoidable circumstances please do keep GWC informed. We will try to do the best suited arrangements.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION:

GWS partner organizations at Thailand will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation and food would be made accessible in a in a house, hall, guest house or hotel designed according to the Asian traditions which you would fall in love with. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Thai meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, noodles and vegetable. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Thai culture and lifestyle closely.

Volunteers traveling to host country are suggested to arrive one day before the start of program. The weekly work camp fee will cover expenses beginning of the first day of the program (Refer to date in the table) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer (usually $30-$50 per day for room/food at the hotel).

If volunteers are delayed or miss their flight, it is highly recommended that you call our offices or your coordinator and make alternative arrangements with them. In the event that a volunteer gets lost, our general suggestion is that they go to the specific contact hotel (provided within the pre-departure package) using a pre-paid taxi service. There is an office offering pre-paid taxi services at the airport. Please do not use outside taxies. Once participants make contact with GWC’s representative or in-country coordinator, they will then be transferred to GWC’s respective offices/hostel.