(Activities with kids at a primary school)
Work Camp – code: DaLaa6301
Dates: 12-25 January 2020
(Maximum number of volunteers: 15)
Ban Prang Mu School is a very small school in Ban Prang Mu sub-district, Phatthalung province, Southern Thailand. The school director, who shares our values, would like to welcome volunteers, to improve English skills for students to be able to communicate in this language. Volunteers can help to organize English lessons or other fun activities with the 91 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 (6-12 years old) during 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.
HISTORY and REASONS OF THE PROJECT
Ban Prang Mu School, Phatthalung Province was founded in 1921 in Prang Mueng Nai temple. There are nowadays 91 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 (6-12 years old). The kids have very few chances for interaction with foreigners and the English language is more and more needed for their future. The director Mr Suriyasak Vorakanjananon know us (DaLaa association) through our volunteer placement in a nearby school (Wat Pho) and contacted us to see the possibility to start a cooperation and to have volunteers joining their work. After a survey visit, we decided to start a workcamp in this community.
AIMS of the PROJECT
- To support Ban Prang Mu School
- To be part of the community of Ban Prang Mu village
- To let children be familiar with volunteers and learn in an international/multi-culture atmosphere
- To improve English skills for students to be able to communicate with foreigners
WORK AND ACTIVITIES
- Give non-formal English classes and other fun activities with the students
- Create teaching materials for teacher and kids
- Activities with villagers: cleaning the temple area, sports activities, homemade cooking dessert
** We’ll keep you update 1 month or 2 weeks before the camp starts for a more detailed schedule**
** You will be supervised by a DaLaa coordinator that will be the link between the volunteers’ team and the local school.
** We will try to mix Thai volunteers and international from different countries but we cannot guarantee it. We will keep you informed during and after your application.
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.
FOOD and ACCOMMODATION
Volunteers will sleep in the classroom. 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, omelettes, local leaves and vegetables. Volunteers will be welcome to cook their own food using the ingredients available there. (No oven, only a gas and woks or pans).