You will find yourself struggling to avert your gaze from this program located in Phang Nga, a province recognised for its stunning picturesque beaches and island oases in the southern region of Thailand.
You will work in a supporting role with children (and potentially some adults) that are physically or mentally challenged, in the provision of rehabilitative activities and exercises in order to stimulate body & mind, and assisting in other areas such as health and hygiene education.
In Thailand resources for disabled and debilitated people are either extremely limited or non-existent, but you will be able to help fill a crucial void in the service of these simple activities and exercises and provide local residents with opportunities for stimulation and learning.
What to Expect?
Minimum Commitment is 2 weeks.
- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
- Arrival orientation
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
- All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- 24-hour in-country support
You will be assisting efforts at a social centre for disabled children leading simple games, exercises, play or art therapy and learning activities with children based there. At other times you may be teaching and leading health/hygiene education and sports programs at the local school and children's centre. Other opportunities for teaching and support in other sectors of the community may be available during your stay and is subject to demand by the community and the local partners.
In Thailand the infrastructure, support and resources for the disabled is extremely limited. The added support to the families of these individuals helps reduce their burden and provide them with tools they can use at home. Leading simple health related exercises in local schools and communities can be used for exercise, relaxation and focusing the mind as well as providing basic stimulation. Basic health and hygiene education and support will make the difference in the overall quality of the community’s lives.
Monday to Friday
You will be working in a social centre for disabled children leading simple games, exercises, play or art therapy and learning activities with children based there. At other times you will be teaching and leading health and hygiene education and sports programs at the local school and orphanage. Other opportunities for teaching and support in other sectors of the community may be available during your stay and is subject to demand by the community and our local partners.
The work you will contribute to will be rewarding and although not strenuous, you should keep in mind that Thailand is a tropical country and so days can be tiring.
You will live with other volunteers in basic dormitory style accommodation electricity and cold running water. The area itself is extremely diverse with access to a great number of various activities and amenities.
The program is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our team. This project offers qualifying and high-performing volunteers the chance to stay on the project for a longer duration on a Scholarship free of charge and as part of the staff team in the field.
If you would like to work towards a field career and make the very most of your time abroad, you might want to work towards a place on a scholarship. Successful scholars may find themselves offered full time employment, and many current staff having come through this route. Contact GVI for more information.
- Program ID: # 2512
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 Months
- location: Phang NgaThailand8° 11' 46.2336" N, 98° 26' 19.8672" ETH
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: Phuket (HKT)
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000Over $3000
- Program Type: Women's & Youth Programs
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