Sawadee Krap from the team and volunteers here in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

The seasons may be changing, but that doesn’t mean the work rate has. It is getting hotter here in north-west Thailand, and our volunteers show no sign of letting up.

building volunteers in Thailand

Thailand has two seasons: hot and hot/wet and hot, and with hot and hot season quickly upon us, we decided that we would install an outside shower area at our building project so that our hard-working volunteers can get a quick refreshing blast of cold water after a day volunteering at the building project.

building volunteers in Thailand

Pipelines were dug, concrete was mixed (by hand!) as is the rural way. Messy, sweaty… and loads of fun. We even had our own resident DJ for the week, volunteer Fi Fi, who kept everyone pumped up with a selection of 80’s and 90’s classics….. Cher, anyone?

building volunteers in Thailand

Meanwhile, in a nearby Karen Village, a group of our volunteers led a school holiday English Camp for the children there. Mathiew village is a place we love to work and volunteer in and it’s as rural as rural gets. Around 50 people live there and it’s surrounded by rice paddies, rubber tree plantations and farm land.

building volunteers in Thailand

It is a truly beautiful place with a river flowing through the back of the village. And the river is actually the only thing that flows in the village, as there is no electricity!

building volunteers in Thailand

6 of our volunteers, led by their tour guide JJ, and our resident ‘Mr. Sangkhlaburi’ Amon, taught the kids English language skills through a variety of games, songs, dances and activities.

building volunteers in Thailand

The kids love it, as they are usually schooled in a tiny building and it’s near enough impossible to get out of the village half of the year due to the roads being ruined during wet season. The English Camp is a great outreach program that everyone enjoys.

 

Ali, Sangkhlaburi Volunteer Coordinator

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