Description: Volunteers will organize creative activities for local students to learn English language. the volunteers will discover the life of the local fisherman community on this island of Songkhla Lake, in South Thailand. (See the infosheet for more details)
Type of Work: • Creative English teaching with children • Learning fisherman’s lifestyle, fishing methods and making fishing tools • Learning how to make local food and desserts
Study Theme: Having international volunteers to learn about local fisherman’s lifestyle, it will help the fishermen to feel more motivated to preserve their local knowledge and wisdom. Apart from that, volunteers can also become the link between children and villagers to take part in this community learning activities.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at Teacher Somjit’s house, close to school. There is shower room and toilet in local condition.
Language: Obviously everyone in Koh Nangkham speaks Thai. Only few people would be able to communicate in English. Studying Thai culture and practicing basic Thai language prior to arrival would be suggested. Please not be anxious about it. Remember, it is often possible and a lot of fun communicating with others without speaking the same language. The camp coordinator will help with translation.
Requirements: positive motivation, open minded, simple conditions of living, willingness to work and live together, build friendship with local people and other volunteers, let's try to make this world a nicer place to live in!!
Approximate Location: Koh Nangkham, Pak Payoon, Pattalung province, Southern Thailand