(Creative English teaching and activities with kids)
DaLaa MTV project – code: 2202
Periods available: June 2022 to February 2023
At least 2 months
Expected number of volunteers: 2 to 3
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 126 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 (6-12 years old). 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 PLACEMENT
Ban Prang Mu School, Phatthalung Province was founded in 1921 in Prang Mueng Nai temple. There are nowadays 126 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 (6-12 years old). The kids have very few chances for interaction with foreigners and English language is more and more needed for their future. The director Mrs. Chuenchit Kaeosook know us (DaLaa association) since some year ago as she is one of our host family for other project (Wat Pho school) and now she moving to be the director at Prang Mu school 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 first work camp in February 2021. After the work camp the school and local teacher want to welcome long term volunteers to continue the activities and to improve the English skills for the kids.
AIMS of the Placement
- 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 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, sport activities, homemade cooking dessert
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.
Volunteers should be able to stay in a remote environment, without public transport.
Volunteers should be able to take responsibility for themselves and the team by taking care of their health and security and be fully involved in the daily tasks.
** Clothes worn in the village- schools and temples: skirts or shorts long enough to cover your knees also when you are sitting. Women should wear tops that cover their shoulders, no low neckline. Bikinis are not appropriate to swim if you go on holidays. Please wear long shorts and a top instead.
FOOD and ACCOMODATION
Volunteers will stay in the volunteers’ house in the school area. There will be simple mats, pillow and mosquito net. There are basic toilets, showers and a kitchen at the school canteen. At first the teachers and villagers will help the volunteers to cook and later on the volunteers will cook by yourself. Local people eat rice (or noodles) 3 times a day with side dishes like curries, omelets, 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).