VSA1505 Community Development - Homestay 11 - 23/05

Background

The gaps between city and country is still a different in Thailand. To give more opportunity for the children and people in countryside to link between global and local. To improve local/global situation of nature environment, culture, poverty & human rights. To support local NGOs, and self-sufficiency and human development of local community. To promote friendship, understanding and solidarity among world youth and local people. Please read motivational message from the local host;

“Hello Dear helper!

  I’m Nittaya. I’m a teacher at the primary and secondary school in Phakham district Buriram province. It’s far from Bangkok about 300 kilometers. You can come here easily. I would like volunteer to help me teach English at school. I live in the village far from my school about 4 kilometers. In my village you can learn about farming such asparagus, corn, orchard, cassava, sugarcane, and vegetable. Here is a countryside but comfortable. There is Phanomroong castle for visiting. It’s the most famous place here. You can stay with me and my family. There are 4 people father, mother, my husband and I. My husband is a policeman. He sometimes stay at home. We have the private bedroom for you , wifi and three meal in a day. My family welcome you and hope to see you.”

Working

Base on International community living, every work are coming by daily life. That is mean everything even generally is valuable in any case such as cleaning, repairing, building, teaching, learning.

Segregation works for Community Development are;

Creative teaching English – Creative teaching is important to recognize, teaching certificate

does not need for specific quality of volunteer but creative is the one of yours.

          Aims of creative teaching is given the chance for people in the village or the place nearby have opportunity to communicate with difference language, touch difference culture, believing.

          Organic Farm – learning how to produce our own non chemical food and vegetable such asparagus, corn, orchard, cassava, sugarcane, and vegetable..

Relationship with the villagers – The rest of time from your main work, important thing is to learn and share with the villager by visiting, talking and do activities with them You will get rich experience by learning and sharing from each other.

Location Phakham district Buriram province. It’s far from Bangkok about 300 kilometers.

 

 

Accommodation and food Volunteer can stay with the host family. There are 4 people father, mother, Teacher and her husband. Her husband is a policeman. He sometimes stay at home. There is  room for volunteers , wifi and three meal in a day.

·         Nature environment, basic and simple.

·         Mat, pillow and fan are providing, so sleeping bag is very important (thin one) because you will sleep on the floor.

·         Normal toilet and bath.

·         Washing clothes by hand.

·         No food and drinks accept water in accommodation area for your care because some animals such as mouse, ants, will come to share your food.

·         Please keep clean and tidy.

Volunteer expect to eat Thai food and take turn cooking with local volunteer.

Terminal: Buriram Train Station, Buriram Bus Station.

Leisure Activities: Local Temple, Phanomroong castle,enjoying the local life  

Extra Fee 9,000 Bath/participant

Special Remarks Culture respect, open mind and love to learn and share.

More info about Buriram; http://www.tourismthailand.org/Where-to-Go/Buriram

 

 

by Tum VSA
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