Availability of the project
Approximative and not definitive date:
Summer: to be announced
Location of the school
Nong Chang, Uthai Thani Province
Information about the country
Nong Chang is a district of the Uthai Thani Province, situated in the Midwest of Thailand. The district is composed of 96 villages, for a total population of ca. 45'000 inhabitants (2008). There are restaurants, markets, cybercafés, etc. in the city, but the district per se is not very touristy. However, it is located close to the historical park of Ayutthaya (170 km), at 30 minutes by bicycle from Uthai Thani - capital city of the province. As for Bangkok, it is reachable in 3 hours (250km).
Type of school and level of English
The schools lie all in one of the villages of the district, close to the rice fields. Depending on the school you are assigned to, there are only between 50 and 100 students who are between 7 and 14 years old. Their level of English is not very high, though it has been increasingly improved thanks to the volunteers.
There is free-access Wi-Fi in all of the schools and it takes 10-15 min by car to go to the school from the accommodation (you are driven by a teacher).
The school proposes an accommodation in a neighboring village, in the house of Theow, a local English teacher. Good conditions are offered to the volunteers (air conditioner, “European” WC, refrigerator, washing machine etc.) and a bicycle can be taken in order to ride around. For security reasons you might not be allowed to leave the house after sunset.
Mo-Fr 08:30-11:30 & 13:30-15:30
Size of the team
This project is made in collaboration with the foundation Jan & Oscar. This foundation aims at increasing the schooling of less privileged children in Thailand by constructing and renovating schools amongst other activities. By collaborating with them we can help those children by bringing our English knowledge and engage in a multicultural exchange.
For more information about Jan & Oscar: http://www.fondationjan-oscar.ch/en/