The Jalova Blog
After three months in Jalova, it starts feeling like home. You’ve adopted some ‘jungle routines’ and become less suspecting when capuchins drops fruits on the roofing of the dining room. More often than not however, the next day will have surprises lurking around the...
Living in Baan Nam Khem opens your eyes to a whole different side of Thailand. A stark contrast to the fast paced larger cities, this humble village is rich in both culture and history. When walking down the streets of the village you will always feel welcomed by the...
Arriving to Ban Nam Khem was a step into a whole new world. After much anticipation for months, I was so excited to go feet first into the worlds of these people and work to make a difference. Beginning, we got to meet all of the volunteers we worked alongside with...
This week was not as eventful as last week because of the wonderful ceremony we were able to attend and release 68 of the turtles that we help clean and care for at the Navy Base. But, we did have a great time on the bird walk on Ko Kho Khao island. We saw many birds...
The power of a simple task. Despite the unending heat in Phang Nga I found myself bent over a black garbage bag picking up anything and everything from plastic bottles to wrappers to broken utensils. Did I have to? No. Was I asked to? No. However, I had a spare hour...
Objectives: To aid in the development of social and motor skills of orphans and underprivileged children through games and play. To aid in the development of healthy lifestyle behaviours for children. To provide a school holiday program which promotes health and...
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers...
Here I am, writing a blog while I’m on radio and at the same time wondering how to tell the world all the amazing things that have happened to me in the last two months here at Pez Maya. We can start by the physical part; I went from being a couch slug and the...
Here at Karongwe it’s not all about the animals; every Wednesday we go into the local school in The Oaks to teach the grade 7’s (12 – 13 years old) about the environment and wildlife. This Wednesday however, we were not the only combi to arrive at 8:30. There was a...
Over the age of fifty but still wanting to add meaning to your future travels? Volunteering is an incredible way to engage on a more personal level with a local community abroad and learn about yourself as a global citizen in the process. No longer just an option for...
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