I am Stefania (Stefia for Thai people), an Italian girl and I took part in teaching care by the Learning Home, in a village in Khlong Hoi Khong district. Unforgettable! I enjoyed the project so much: I used to teach English to students of primary school in the morning and to do English conversation and cultural exchanges with teenagers and adults during the afternoon. It was my first time as volunteer , and in teaching care too, and at the beginning I was pretty concerned about my skills…Anyway, I have tried to give my best and I hope to have left something good to the students. For sure, they left me lots of love and happiness. At the beginning of the project, the kids looked so shy but, day after day, I have known everyone a bit more, so energetic, funny, cleaver, lovely! Working with them has been a big emotion all the times! I touch in Learning Home, in October, because it is a month school holiday, enjoying the lessons with Pi Tum, Pi Pong and many others teachers-volunteers, Thais, Italians, Spanish's, Belgians…I can just feel pleased for this great experience, in which I have learnt something more important then English, the beauty of an easy life, amazing people and unforgettable details. I also did teaching in the Wild Life Center, a sort of paradise into the jungle: a great opportunity in which I met very funny people and I enjoyed a lot working with and for them. Moreover, living with a host family, Thada and Ping Ping, has been a wonderful experience and I am really grateful for this: they have been a real family for me and this chance let me do a full immersion into this amazing south thai culture. I enjoyed every moment, from teaching to the free time spent with volunteers, friends and my family, travelling to close cities, cooking all together, playing the guitar after dinner, sharing our cultures and points of view with who is willing to heard…Hope VSA could keep working through this direction and improving as much as it is possible. Richness is travelling in the back of Pi Tum’s car.
Tam sabai J