We need your help at the school to make a difference in Kanchanaburi, Thailand!

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  • Description

    Description

    Please read everything before sending us message. We need volunteer who can commit.

    Welcome to School,

    We are a small school in the province of Kanchanaburi. At our school, we try to do things differently.
    For us, education is not just about learning to read, write or add. It is important that children have basic knowledge, but for us it is equally important that they learn to develop as people, that they learn values ​​such as caring for the environment, the importance of not using plastics and the need to recycle. It is very important that they also learn bio-construction, we believe that the future for a life in harmony with nature starts living in a sustainable way, that is why in our school we do construction courses with adobe so that they learn that it is possible to live in a nice ecological house, cheap and comfortable.

    We teach cooking and learn the properties of food, we teach them to cultivate, to recognize seeds and to function as a community in which we are all important and that work is easier when done as a team, each contributing what It is within your possibilities. But also in our school we teach children to be independent and know how to care for themselves.

    From our point of view we try to do things in the best possible way, we want the children that come out of this school to be people with environmental and social awareness and values ​​that are not easy to forget.

    For our school, the most important thing is not to get stuck, do not stop learning so as not to stop teaching.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like Thai culture you will learn many things about us, for example:

    ⁃ Thai cooking
    ⁃ Bio-construction
    ⁃ Organic farming
    ⁃ Thai culture (music, dances, religion, clothing etc...)
    ⁃ Meditation
    - Thai language


    The staff of the school in their free time can show you beautiful places, such as spectacular waterfalls and forests. After work, the after-hours are very funny and the teachers always have a good mood and want to laugh.
    With us, you will not stop smiling.

    Living in a secluded area without public transport, if you need a vehicle some day, we can lend you a motorcycle so you can move around without problems.

  • Help

    Help

    IMPORTANT!!

    “We need committed and responsible people”

    Make sure you can stay for one month or more. Our students need time to adjust. If you think that you will change your plan and leave early, please don’t come. You are not working with only adults but you are teaching our students as well. Please teach what you preach.

    -If you want to change plan, it’s can be done at least 2 weeks in advance, like responsible adult do-

    We live in a small town where there is no contact with foreigners, our students have little opportunity to practice English and we feel it is very important that they learn the language.
    We are looking for people with a good level of English who can teach children. But we also need you to have knowledge of agriculture, bio-construction, art or any skill that helps children learn new techniques. Everything you can contribute to our school in a positive way is welcome and with the doors open.

    If you want to come to our school the stay should be a minimum of one month, since you will need to adapt and meet the children to prepare the classes. If you are interested, please write your skills and the reasons why you want to come here.

    Our school is far from large cities and party areas. It is a very quiet and secluded rural area, it is not an appropriate place for people who like the life of the night.

    The work days are intense but very beautiful, the weekends are free and if one day you are not well or need to rest, for us there is no problem. We want you to feel comfortable and without pressure, but without forgetting that we need to have you.

    Our staffs can communicate English but not fluently, please be patient and understanding.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Thai and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have different spaces that you can choose depending on availability. But we have from small apartments with private bathrooms to adobe houses made by children and volunteers. The school is great, because there are so many different spaces, we want you to choose the one you are best at.
    In addition to the meals that are all covered: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    The school also has a small shop that sells very basic things, in case you need something, you do not have to travel.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we discussed, the school is isolated from large urban areas. In free time you can go to the river that is 5km away from the school. You can also visit the capital Kanchanaburi or you can visit beautiful natural parks.

    Each week there is a small market and a nice temple in front of the school. In addition to incredible paintings of 3000 years old.

    Sometimes we meet with teachers from other schools and we do small meetings where we have dinner together, play the guitar and spend time sharing laughter in nature.

    If you really like nature, Thai culture and quiet life, you are welcome to our school. But we need you to explain us why you want to come and your skills.

    P.S. We don’t sign any documents for you and please be responsible for your own VISA.

    How to come to our school;

    From Bangkok, you can take either train or bus.
    1. Train, get off at Ampur Mueang and take tuk-tuk to Kanchanaburi bus station ( Bor-Kor-Sor in Thai )
    2. Bus, get off at Kanchanaburi bus station ( Bor-Kor-Sor in Thai )

    And from Bor Kor Sor, then get on minibus to Pong Wai (leave at 10.30/12.00/14.30), the minibus will take you from there and you’ll notice that they will go on a furry for 4 km and then get off at Pong Wai School (on the left side). Minibus can take 2-2.5 hrs to reach the school.

    Thank You

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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