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"Volunteer work overseas for us is really about overseas volunteers helping local people to help local people" - Sven, co-founder.
"Poor people get poor education. We want to give them a better chance and our volunteers help us" - Gaweechat, 'Toto', co-founder.

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Thinking with your heart
Education & Learning
One of the key concepts in Thai culture is kreng jai. The phrase is best translated as being considerate or courteous, but examining its literal meaning – “awe of the heart” – can give some important insights into Thai culture. Someone who is kreng jai does not want to offend, impose on or cause discomfort to another person. They will try to avoid bothering you with their problems, and will be reluctant to contradict you. It can also be tied in with Thai notions of respect and hi...

Why Openmind Projects

  • Low volunteer costs.  A non-profit NGO, not an international volunteer agency. So lower costs for you!
  • High value volunteer work.  Addressing real needs. Avoiding volunteer work that local people do better and should get paid for! No wall paintings, beach cleanings.
  • Grassroots projects.  Your money goes direct to the local projects. Not overseas to salaries and marketing.
  • Asia Specialist.  We match local needs with your skills. And prepare you!
  • Flexible dates. Combine projects.
  • Unique volunteer training, free. Before you start.  Including cross cultural training.
  • Trend setting teaching. We willl train you.

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