Peace and Happiness Foundation

Assistant Primary School Teacher

Bangkok, Thailand show on map
We are looking for volunteers that can facilitate and teach Grade 1 & 2 students in the school we partner. Using the teaching materials we have like teaching VDOs and etc This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The project

Thai education system teaches the students to memorize rather than to think and low literacy in English. These are the basic skills that are very important to help Thailand advance into the stage where all the developed countries stand. Peace And Happiness Foundation, therefore, was established in order to provide free education to the poor and underprivileged children so that they have a chance to develop analytical thinking skills and English abilities by bringing international learning system into the Thai schools for the poor and teaching 80% in English and 20% in Thai, with the curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education. 

Volunteer Work

We need a lot of volunteers to teach English and help with the children education in the rural areas of Thailand. This is to facilitate the class of Grade 1 & 2 students at the schools we partner with. We need English speaking volunteer to facilitate the class because this will encourage the students to use the language to be able to communicate. 

The volunteers will work mainly with the school. They will mainly interact with school teachers and students. Our team will visit them once in a while at the school they’re assigned with. 

The location

The schools we partner with is at Northern part of Thailand. The provinces is surrounded by mountain ranges and the main source of living is farming. This part of Thailand is also considered the coldest part. It will be the school and the local community that will be providing the free accommodation to the volunteers. It will be single room with basic commodities are provided.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for volunteers has the heart and patience to deal with kids. The teaching materials like lesson plans and teaching videos are provided by our team. We want them to use all our teaching materials for sustainability of the project and be able to achieve our mission, because we carefully created the materials to cater all the needs of the students and execute our mission to teach them analytical skills.

What you can expect from us

The foundation can support proper documentation for visa. We cover government fees for the visa and work permit of the volunteer inside Thailand. We don't ask the volunteer any joining fee, however we them to cover the following: 

1. Visa processing fee in their country. They need to check it with the Thai embassy at their respective country.  
2. Transportation from wherever you are to the province where you will volunteer
     a. Taxi from Airport to Accommodation in Bangkok (THB 300)
     b. Taxi from Accommodation to Bus Station/airport in Bangkok (THB 170 to THB250)
     c. Bus ticket (THB 500-700) /Flight from Bangkok to the province where you will volunteer (THB 1000-THB 1200) – This is choice of the                       volunteer
3. Accommodation in Bangkok (THB400 to THB800 per day) – the length of stay depends if the volunteer needs a work permit
 ***This will only be needed if the volunteer will be with us for more than 90days:
4. Pictures for Visa & Work Permit (if applicable) - 200THB for 6 copies or 1 set
5. Medical Certificate for Work Permit (if applicable) – (THB 500)

Typical day

The volunteer will only teach 4hrs/day with their assigned class. 

The subjects we cover are Math, English, Science, Social Studies and Health Education. Our volunteers would use our teaching materials like teaching videos, lessons plans, activities and etc. We ask them to prepare and read the lesson plans a day before they will teach it. During the weekends, the volunteers could spend some time exploring the beautiful scenery and culture of northern Thailand, and maybe some countries nearby (Laos and Myanmar).

Details on Arrival

The next school year will start on May 2018 and is divided in two semesters, 1st semester May to September and 2nd semester November to mid March 2019. We appreciate if you can arrange your volunteer period with us during the said months.

Free-time activities

After teaching, the volunteers can mingle with the locals and he teachers in the community. Most of them will be invited to some gatherings and will be able to experience the culture. During weekends, they can travel to some provinces to explore Thailand. They can also cross the neighboring countries like Myanmar and Laos. 

Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 20 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Standard Education or University Student level
Required Documents
CV, Copy of passport, Medical certificate, letter of recommendation in English, Copy of professional license of the person who wrote the letter and Travel Insurance that will cover the length of stay in Thailand
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
1. Speak English very well;
2. Have a degree or be a college student;
3. Have basic knowledge of computers.
4. Be of good character and suitable to be around children
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Accommodation

In Chiang Rai and Nan provinces, the school and community provides accommodation for the volunteers. They will provide a room for the volunteer it can be in the teacher's quarters inside the school or one of the family close to the school. The schools we partner with is in rural area so the accommodation will be basic meaning it might not have some appliances like air conditioning, water heater, washing machine and etc. 

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

The school will provide the food for the volunteers from Monday to Friday. However, if the volunteers have special diet or preference to eat like vegan then they need to provide by themselves. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) in Chiang Rai. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.
Reservation
The project site is open in: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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