Kaya Volunteering and Skill Courses in Thailand


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Koh Tao, Phuket,Chiang Mai, NATH

About

Photography Course and Photographic Expedition to Promote Social Change

A harsh reality in this world is that child and human trafficking are real and pertinent issues facing millions of people each day. In an effort to fight this social taboo in Thailand, the need to raise awareness is essential, in turn helping to cease the spread of human trafficking whilst providing support to those who have fallen victim to the trade as well as creating a better future for children at risk.

Documenting the trade and those affected by it photographically, is a vital tool to allow ordinary people, far removed from Thailand and the situation at hand to get a visual taste of this unseen world. To do this, the project needs more keen and committed photographers to devote their time, skills and dedication to documenting the hill tribes of northern Thailand - helping to create real change in the lives of victims and those at risk of human trafficking.

Providing child victims and those at threat from human trafficking with a network of support and hope for a positive future, is what this project achieves through photography. All of the profits from the photographs taken during the expedition are channelled into a shelter which provides support to victims of human trafficking as well as helping to raise awareness in the greater hill tribes of alternative methods of income rather than them having to resort to selling their children into the trade.

4-Week Certification Course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

If you're looking for paid teaching work abroad, then this 4 week residential course, based on the Thai holiday island of Phuket, will provide you both classroom-based instruction and real-situation training to help you get a job teaching English abroad. After completing the course you will receive an internationally recognised TESOL qualification which qualifies you to teach English to non-English speakers. You will also have access to an international database of paid English teaching jobs all over the world. We can't say that you are guaranteed a job, but so far everyone who has completed the course and then gone on to look for a teaching job has found one!

Island Marine Conservation with PADI Certification

Based on the Thai island of Koh Tao, this marine conservation project is perfect for divers or those wishing to learn to dive. The local community of Koh Tao, in association with the best dive schools, developed a project to help and protect the coral reefs within the Koh Tao national park from the damage caused by tourism and global warming. Building artificial reefs, culturing a giant clam nursery and undertaking regular monitoring activities in the waters surrounding the island, volunteers can spend every day diving and familiarising themselves with the marine life of Thailand. The success of this project to date has seen government environmental agencies use the data gathered to make policy decisions.

With the surge in tourism to this tiny island, the marine national park has suffered greatly in recent years. Regular monitoring and cleaning on the reefs removes damaging debris and identifies changes in the numbers and health of the marine life to detect areas of concern, which can then be reacted to. Work done on this project has raised general awareness of issues and it looks to volunteers to become ambassadors of good diving practice.

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