(Cray house building and Creative English teaching and activities with kids )
DaLaa project – code: 6504
Date: 1st – 14th May 2022
Expected number of volunteers: 15
We are located in Kok Riang village, Klong Hoy Khong district, Songkhla province, It is about 30 minutes away from Hatyai city and 15 minutes from the airport.
On every Wednesday, we gather and enjoy activities to support our little family/community: a bit of gardening and trees nursery with our members and DaLaas staff, cooking class, seeds conservation, recycling, repairing or construction, discussion, you can bring your own workshops and ideas.
Moreover, we organize extra activities such as mini work camps in the week-ends, International seminars, visit our MLTV placements and we are open to new ideas.
We wish to bring new people (without discrimination) to discover voluntary activities and expand our regular members through meaningful activities.
Reason of VSC: the real mission of DaLaa is to coordinate the hosting of volunteers in active communities but since the start, our drive is also in the action: that is why we decided to create this community. It is the best introduction to new comers as well.
HISTORY and REASONS OF THE PLACEMENT
Since the very start of DaLaa in 2004, our wish was to create this alternative community where we could welcome our members live together in harmony following our values and spreading our mission all around through international volunteering. We had a few centers, in Bangklam first and then in 3 differents office houses of Hatyai but the place was limited. In 2015, 2 years after having started MLTV with Lung Jaeng in Kokriang he invited us to build our office there. This was turning point for DaLaa. We totally moved our organization there and decided a bit later to call this place VSC and to develop as much as possible our activities here for the volunteers but also for members and children around. It happened now then Lung Jaeng has moved to his garden and let us full freedom to use his land for our VSC.
It can welcome 8-10 people and on regular basis and up to 20-30 for a few days activities.
AIMS of the Placement
- To support the local school and kids around here
- To build the Clay house for long term volunteers
- To be part of the VSC and DaLaa organization
- 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
- To work on building clay house for the long term volunteers
- Activities at VSC such as cooking, gardening, seeds conservation, recycling, repairing or construction
- Creative English teaching and activities with kids in the village
** We’ll keep you update 1 months 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. Volunteers should be able to stay in a remote environment. 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’ hut in the DaLaa organization area. There will be simple mats, pillow and mosquito net. There are basic toilets, showers and a kitchen. We cook together with the team and DaLaa staffs. 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)