Wat Pho Thawad
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.
Type of Work: 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
Study Theme: 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
Accommodation: 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.
Language: only very few people in the village can speak good English. Learning basic Thai and body language will be necessary.
Requirements: 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.
Approximate Location: Wat Pho Tawad school, Takae sub district, Pattalung district and province, South Thailand