Make a REAL difference in Thailand with Teaching English Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This essential education program is located in Koh Samui - a stunning tourist island situated in the Gulf of Thailand. A playground for holidaymakers, it is not hard to see why the island is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. However, poverty and destitution in this stunning location is rife, and its schools suffer from under funding and low staffing levels. Teaching materials are severely lacking and antiquated and computers are few and far between. Lesson plans and curriculum’s suffer immensely, but most importantly so do the students. English is a prerequisite for many jobs in Koh Samui given its tourism market, which is why the ability to speak even the most basic English stands a better chance of these children breaking free from poverty. Volunteers on this wonderful program will be working directly with children to improve their English language skills – and by doing so – improving their chance for a brighter future.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide English language skills and teach other subjects to vulnerable children in Koh Samui
- Teach and interact with marginalized children in Thailand
- Improve the future prospects of some of Thailand’s most impoverished children, and help them to break the poverty cycle
- Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check