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Although Thailand is increasingly being seen as a developed destination, it still has many economic and social issues. The truth is that although many of the islands have become westernised much of Thailand experiences some form of economic and social disadvantage.
We work collaboratively with our local partners to develop programs, which take a long term and holistic view of improving the health of disadvantaged communities. Through this challenge volunteers will provide health education to children and the wider community and at the same time improve spoken English.
We promise an authentic experience. We’ll show you “our” Thailand, a unique and rich culture that will have an impact on your life… forever!
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Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.
The challenge starts in Chiang Mai airport where you will be met by one of our team and transferred to your accommodation. Once you are all settled in you will be invited out for your welcome meal and to meet our Thailand team.
On the second day you will have your orientation and visit the project you’ll be working on. We’ll brief you on your schedule for the week and any other information to get you prepared for the two weeks ahead.
As a volunteer on our HealthPromotion Challenge in Thailand you will be working with children in one of our partner schools or Buddhist monasteries to promote all the aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers are encouraged to use their enthusiasm and creativity to develop an engaging and fun program for the children utilising games, activities, sports and any other interactive activities.
Volunteers can teach children about a range of subjects such as how to eat a balanced diet, the importance of physical activity, general hygiene, dental hygiene, common food related diseases and how to avoid them as well as why it’s important to go to the doctor! There is even an opportunity to promote pre natal health for midwifery students.
The daily schedule and focus of this HealthPromotion Challenge will depend on the groups own interests and abilities. This would suit a range of students including Nursing, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Midwifery and Pharmacy. All you need is a passion to improve the health of communities abroad and the enthusiasm to work with children. You’ll find out more information on your project details nearer to your departure.
Traveling north from Chiang Mai the Northern Thailand Tour will give you the opportunity to see more of what Thailand has to offer. Sights include the famous White Temple, Wat Thampla, Chang Do caves and Pai canyons. Going as far as the Laos and Burma borders this is a trip not to be missed!
Optional Travel for $800
Starting early from Chiang Mai the first stop will be the famous White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, to see the extraordinary murals by the Thai artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. From there you will hike to a waterfall to swim and relax. The day will end in Chiang Rai with the opportunity to explore its nightlife.
Today’s first visit is to Wat Thampla, also known as the Monkey Temple! Its unique mountainside location gives an amazing opportunity to see monkeys up close. The afternoon will be spent exploring the markets of Mae Sai on the border between Thailand & Burma, before heading back to Chiang Rai.
The Opium museum on the edge of the Golden Triangle region provides a very interesting view of the history of the opium trade and the part Thailand played in it. After that you will head to the point where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet on the Mekong River for a boat ride and quick stop in Laos!
After a final night sampling the delights of Chiang Mai today you will travel to Chang Do for an amazing hike in the famous local caves. En route you will stop in Fang and Thaton where there are opportunities to go bamboo rafting, see elephants and much more! Tonight will be spent in Chang Do.
Today we will head to the famous city of Pai for a day of relaxation! Nestled in a beautiful valley it is the place to enjoy nature, have a massage and chill out. On arrival you are free to do what you want, though we will be more than happy to give suggestions!
This morning you will visit the Pai canyons and a massive waterfall to enjoy the sun, go for a swim and make the most of your final full day in Thailand.
You will return to Chiang Mai in time for your return flight home.
– All transport
– 6 nights’ accommodation
– Breakfast and Lunch each day
– All tours of sights