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I will start talking about my experience with Openmind projects, saying that I did not have any particular expectations. Being my first experience of volunteering, I was ready to expect anything, so I would have accepted even a possibility of a not positive situation. It wasn't too easy to find the right association. The internet world is full of false non-profit organizations and / or other companies whose main purpose is to gain money. Most of them will charge you a lot of money also for short period of staying. Rai and his students at a local school in Nong Khai, Thailand The message that openmind transmits from its website, reassure their visitors and rightly promotes the three...
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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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