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Workcamp in Thailand


Code of the project: GWC 9202-TH
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Nature of the project: Renovation and Constructional Activities
Starting & Ending Date: 14th March-27th March
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: $230 US (7000 Baht)
Total Space Available: 15

Project Highlights:

Above project is scheduled at Klongla Temple, located at Klonghoikhong Distric near Hat Yai International Airport. The area is basically rural and the aim of the program is to renovate the existing temple and share and understand different cultures. GWC Volunteers are expected to work in the temple, help with painting, cleaning, and making sign boards. You might also be asked for other project related help by local staff members during the project. This will be a lifetime experience to the volunteers who would get to help the community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. Join hands with GWC and help poor villagers live life with a smile and dignity. Little gestures of help and care offered by you will brighten up the lives of these poor people.

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.