Description: Join a strong fisherman community of South Thailand who decided to become responsible to take care of their mangrove forest. They want also to preserve their traditional way of life and together with DaLaa volunteers, since 2011, started this Sunday alternative school in the mangrove. March is the summer holidays in Thailand and the community planned to make construction and renovation work at this mangrove school named Klong Toh Lehm academy. You will join activities with kids and discover the community life style at the same time.
Type of Work: • Construction or renovation work of the project properties namely volunteers’ huts, kitchen, pier at the mangrove forest, buildings of alternative school, Klong Toh Lem Academy, etc. • Organizing activities with kids on Sundays at Klong Toh Lem Academy • Learning the local life of this fisherman’s village, Kok Payom
Other activities, possibly if time allows, cultivating seedlings in the nursery, planting trees in the mangrove forest, visiting villagers’ homes, helping on village matters, etc.
Study Theme: AIMS OF PROJECT To support and be part of Kok Payom local community To bring awareness among locals to preserve their community values and life style To build a good relationship between volunteers and local people To learn about local cultures and wisdom
Accommodation: Sleeping in tents, area for tent pitching is prepared next to the village meeting place situated on the bank (side) of the river where locals meet to watch television, rest after their fishing day, discuss about community issues, gather for dinner party, etc.
Language: Only few villagers can speak English.
Requirements: • Volunteers should have positive motivation and being open minded (respect and willingness to understand other cultures and backgrounds). • Living conditions will be in Thai style (willingness to adapt and enjoy 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: Kok Payom village, Langu district, Satun province, South Thailand
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