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Travel and be a healthcare volunteer in Thailand. You will find yourself struggling to avert your gaze on this program located in Phang Nga, a province recognized 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.
You will be assisting efforts at a social center 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 center. 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 center 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.
|Population||67,959,000 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial|
|Major Airport(s):||Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), Phuket International Airport (HKT), Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Manufacturing, Energy, Tourism, Banking/Finance|
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