Our Learning Centre on Koh Payam is a family run eco-friendly Home School. Located at Heaven Beach, Buffalo Bay, we offer a unique opportunity for volunteers to support young learners aged 4 to 7 years to grow and develop in a more natural way. Built solely of materials sourced on the property, our Mud Brick School Buildings and Volunteer Accommodation is located only 50 metres from a pristine beach safe for swimming all year round.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Travellers will become part of a special community that encourages everyone to support the growth & development of our young learners. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Local Moken Sea Gypsy Community here during their stay. We work closely together to bridge the gap between the cultures of the island. Our students are from Thailand, Myanmar & also from the Moken Sea Gypsy Community.
Our Learning Centre at Heaven Beach, Koh Payam Thailand is an eco based Home School offering young learners aged 4 to 7 years the opportunity to grow & develop in a more natural way. Volunteers would be required to assist Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 2.30. Activities include: teaching conversational English, art, swimming, trips around the island with the children & weekly beach clean-ups. Our school year commences 1st May until 31st March. Ideally we are looking for long term volunteers so our children can settle into a routine.
We provide FREE accommodation at PP Land, a short 20 minute walk from our Learning Centre. During the months of May to October (rainy season) we can offer accommodation on-site so as to minimise travel i the rain. You can prepare your own meals; during your stay here with us, many local restaurants offer very good discounts for our volunteers. WE will provide lunch during school days evenings, and you are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare your own meals mornings and evenings.
Koh Payam is located off the coast of Ranong, Thailand; access is either by speed boat (40 minutes) or slow boat (2 hours). Beach life is the main attraction here. Fishing, snorkelling, kayaking and hiking is also available. There are many things to do and see in Ranong as well during your stay. There are many restaurants offering all different food from very cheap thai food to more upmarket western food - pizza, pasta, Indian. Also there are a number of Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants as well; all will offer you a discount when you eat there !!!! Life is relaxed and we want our volunteers to feel relaxed and at home with US !!!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours/day 5 days/week