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After a year of travelling, spending around five months with Openminds I am sad to say that this adventure of mine has come to an end. On Friday I’m flying down to Bangkok and on Sunday I’ll be flying home to Sweden. I’ve had the best time and gained so much experience during my time here and I’ll definitely be back as soon as I can. I’ve mainly been working at the Training Centre in Nong Khai in northeastern Thailand and the staff and trainees here have become my second family. I’ve been teaching English both here and in Cambodia, volunteering at the student camps in April and during my last couple of months I’ve been...
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Openmind Projects May 2015 field trip to Mae Sot, and Northern Thailand. Toto and Sven traveling with Moe, Phyo, Charlee and Kao to Mae Sot and Sweet from Mae Sot. Last days.   Previously A 700 km drive from NongKhai to Mae Sot, bringing Openmind holiday campers Charlee and Kai back and Openmind trainees Phyo, Moe to see their families. Fresh, sweet strawberries in the mountains! ·       Next morning visit to a Karen Community in the mountains where children can go to school but need sleep on concrete floors! The Thai government now allow migrants to go Thai and mixed Thai/Burmese schools to be able to either get Thai education certificates or the Burmese will...
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Peter came to us from Australia in 2014, and spent five weeks volunteering at our Openmind Training Center. He helped our trainees learn English and motivated them to continue their learning. Whilst here, he wrote several pieces about our organisation, life at the center and the trainees' backgrounds. To read more of his work go to      Meet Joiy, volunteer and project coordinator at Openmind projects, NongKhai. Joiy came to Openmind from Ban Hatkhai, a small village at the edge of Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area, Laos. It is about 80km North-East of Vientiane. Joiy’s family is one of about 90 families living as subsistence farmers, growing rice and vegetables. Joiy’s parents are now too old...
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