Travel to breath-taking Thailand, and get involved in community renovation projects in the Phang Nga province of southern Thailand. This trip provides your students with a truly unique view of Thailand that most tourists miss out on, a region that is rich in stunning beaches, crystal clear water with adventure and surprise at every turn. Your efforts and resources will be focused on the local Non-Formal Education Centre to make improvements to transform the centre into a key place of learning and community. Depending on the requirements of the community, you may also have the opportunity to work on projects in surrounding schools.
Project Aims and Objectives
As a group you will get a real taste of the Thai way of life. The experience will offer a holistic and well-rounded insight into development issues facing the region and the measures GVI teams and partners are taking in response. Besides hands-on construction activities, you will become immersed in the culture through community initiatives promoting environmental education to local community groups and schools. Throughout the trip, there will be an emphasis on personal development of skills such as teamwork and leadership.
Our strong local partnerships along with stakeholder discussions drive the service elements of our trips to ensure they are fully focussed on the most prevalent issues and produce the results required locally.
Contribute to our long-term conservation and community projects, immerse your students in a Thai community, relax on beautiful beaches, experience local Thai culture working alongside students and community members; explore the stunning surrounding areas.
GVI’s Thailand project is located in Phang Nga Province, two hours North of Phuket with The Andaman Sea to the West and Phang Nga Bay to the south. The province is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, numerous national parks and beautiful scenery, white sandy beaches, tropical islands and majestic limestone rock formations and, of course, the warm hospitality of Thai locals.
Phang Nga's short, mid, and long-term objectives
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Phang Nga:
1. To provide equal, quality education to children of all backgrounds.
2. To Promote Good Health and Wellbeing through education to all children
3. Increase skills for local people to assist with equal employment opportunities in our communities within Takuapa and Ban Nham Khem
4. Increase awareness of local populations to environmental issues and facilitate change towards sustainability through scientific studies.
5. Increase our in-country capacity by providing environmental and conservation education and training
6. To assist and develop local coastal conservation efforts through providing practical support to project partners, data collection, awareness raising and habitat restoration
The GVI staff was so friendly and supportive – they couldn’t have made it any easier for me and my fellow volunteers!