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You will be staying in one of the most beautiful natural areas of Thailand: Kaeng Krachan National Park. This park is well-known for its abundance in biodiversity and its wide variety of flora and fauna. It truly is a haven for biologists and nature lovers. The Karen Tribe Teaching program takes place in local Karen Hill tribe villages close to the border with Myanmar.
In recent years, the government has placed a continued emphasis on the teaching of the English language. Despite this, English literacy rates in Thailand remain one of the lowest in Asia.
During the Karen Tribe Teaching program, you will assist the school by giving English language lessons to the children, as well as helping out with community enterprise efforts. Some of the locals are preparing banana chip snacks or other items for sale to supplement their incomes.
You are always welcome to arrange extra activities and games for the children, who love to swim in the nearby river. At the end a school day, you may even help walk the kids back to their homes.
Besides the teaching program, there is a lot to see and explore in this beautiful location. As part of the program, we will take you to a local market and an outstanding waterfall, where you will be able to swim!
To experience the full potential of this program it will help to be open-minded, and a nature lover, as well as, willing to assist and understand the needs of the Karen people and culture.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
Kaeng Krachan is the largest National Park in Thailand and is located close to the border with Myanmar. Our accommodation is set on the school compound of a Karen Tribe village inside the park. It is located approximately 65 kilometers from Hua Hin. 5 hours from Bangkok.
Kaeng Krachan National Park consists of jungle, mountains, hills, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. This area is well-known for its very high rate of biodiversity and tropical vegetation.
Land at BKK (Suvarnabhumi) or DMK (Don Mueang) in the early morning with pickup at 16:00 to transfer to your accomodation. Dinner at Hua Hin accommodation.
We will take you to the bus station Saturday after breakfast. Buses leave every hour to BKK airport (5 hours) for fights Saturday Evening
Three meals will be provided each day at the accommodation. These are typically Thai-style.
The accommodation is located on the school compound of a Karen Tribe village in Kaeng Krachan National Park. At this great location, you will live inside a Karen Tribe Village with basic facilities. You will have the chance to be immersed in the Karen culture at this unique site.
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