Teach english to kids in Thailand and give them the tools to grow, develop and look forward to a brighter future. It's on you to make a difference!
Teaching at the Ban Leam Hoy School
Having worked at Ban Leam Hoy school on the island of Koh Samui for over two years, the success of our English teaching project has exceeded our own expectations.
Working with children aged 6 to 12 years old, our aim is to give them a good understanding of the English language in terms of reading, writing and speaking. This new skill will open up so many doors for these children as they develop in to young adults.
With tourism being the number one industry on the island, those with even a basic understanding of English will be able to find work that pays more than the only other genuine opportunities such as farming or working in the ailing fishing industry.
Volunteers need zero experience in any form of teaching as our hugely experienced team of coordinators will give you all the tools you need to be a competent teacher from day one and have the most impact on the students. We will show you everything that you need to know, from where to download teaching materials to how to control the classroom and more. Throughout the placement, however long you stay, at least one of our team will be with you to support you and to help you get the most from your placement and to ensure the kids are learning to the best of their ability.
This is by far our most popular project and the results it's producing are amazing. See for yourself, sign up today and make a genuine difference in the lives of those who need it.
Volunteering & The Importance of The English Language
By helping these children to learn English you're giving them the tools to develop and escape their hugely underprivileged routines. Most of the children we work with come from very poor, rural homes where the main source of income is from farming or fishing. Because both of those industries are very poorly paid, the children have very little to look forward too. Opportunities just don't exist for under-educated children from poor backgrounds.
Volunteers work with the kids here for around 20 hours each week but would be on site from 9am to 3pm. When not in the classroom with the kids volunteers will spend their time lesson planning, creating tools for teaching, reviewing the teaching so far and more. All of this is done with the help, assistance and guidance of our experienced award-winning team.
Volunteers are collected from the volunteer accommodation in the morning and transferred to the school. On completion of the day volunteers are then returned to the house with the remainder of the day being free time to enjoy the beach, explore the island and prepare for the following day.
There are so many extra activities to join on Koh Samui that you'll need to be prepared! We strongly suggest that you do a little research about these activities and budget for these accordingly. From SCUBA to sunbathing, go karts to full moon parties, there's something for everybody and they're all excellent fun.
We ask that all volunteers arrive on either the first or third Friday of the month. You will want to arrange a flight to arrive in the Bangkok international airport (airport code: BKK) to qualify for this pick-up. The time you arrive doesn't matter as if it's a very late night arrival we will organise an airport hotel to collect you and accommodate you until the next morning when one of our team will be there to transfer you to our guesthouse in city.
On Samui we rent two volunteer houses that are located close to our supported schools. Each house has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 in a room. The houses have all amenities that you'll need to live comfortably and settle in quickly. In addition, the houses are close to all amenities that will help you to settle in to volunteer life quickly and easily. Free WiFi, TV and DVD player are just a few of the added bonuses for your stay, oh and it's just 5 minute to the best beach on Samui!
Lunch at the school during your volunteering days is included. All other meals are your responsibility. Excellent meals can be purchased locally for as little as $1.50 or you may wish to buy your own ingredients and cook for yourself in the fully fitted kitchen.