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Teacher handing out assignment in Thailand
Teacher handing out assignment in Thailand

Karen Tribe Teaching in Thailand

Teach at the local Karen Hill tribe school and explore some of the country’s most spectacular national parks!
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    Overview

    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.

    Objectives

    • Improve the educational prospects of village children by teaching them English
    • Gain a unique, life-changing experience among a Thai hill tribe community and facilitate meaningful cultural exchange
    • Gain invaluable, practical experience in teaching

    Impact

    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.

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    Location

    Kaeng Krachan, Thailand

    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.

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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      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.

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      Monday - Wednesday
      • Breakfast
      • Transfer to Kaeng Krachan
      • Morning ritual at the school with the children (singing the national anthem)
      • English teaching
      • Break
      • English teaching
      • Assist in the canteen to prepare lunch for the children
      • Lunch at the school
      • Rest time
      • Possible opportunity for helping local entrepreneurs or painting & other fun activities/games with the children
      • Dinner
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      Thursday
      • Breakfast
      • Morning ritual at the school with the children (singing the national anthem)
      • Visit a nearby waterfall
      • Lunch at the school
      • Karen traditional weave bag, decorate their own bag with beads
      • Rest time
      • Possible opportunity for helping local entrepreneurs or painting & other fun activities/games with the children
      • Dinner
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      Friday
      • Breakfast at the school
      • Morning ritual at the school (singing the national anthem)
      • Teaching
      • Break
      • Teaching
      • Assist in the canteen to prepare lunch for the children
      • Lunch at the school
      • Head back to Hua Hin
      • Explore the coastal city of Hua Hin, have dinner and spend the night there
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      Saturday - Departure

      We will take you to the bus station Saturday after breakfast. Buses leave every hour to BKK airport (5 hours) for fights Saturday Evening

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Modest clothing (covering the knees and shoulders) is required for your entire time at the school and when out in the local community
    • There are no further requirements for this program

    Food

    Three meals will be provided each day at the accommodation. These are typically Thai-style.

    Accommodation

    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.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Hua Hin Karen Tribe Teaching

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$290/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week