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BE YOU, AT THE HAT CHAO MAI MARINE PROJECT IN THAILAND By volunteer Felicia Lanevik from Sweden. If you are a spontaneous, adventurous, laidback and independent person, this is the place for you! The project in Had Chao Mai National Park is an adventure but it is demanding as well. You are in charge of cooking your own food, do your own laundry, get up early, work long days and live in an environment that will be strange to you and have limited opportunities to speak English. You will have simple living conditions and miles away from a flushing toilet. And be ready to embrace the wildlife, it will be all around you while you stay in the...
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Holiday Camp Success in 2015.  Camp and Learning Reflections by Sven IT and internet can indeed provide great opportunities to learn, especially for students deprived of good education. That was the leitmotif of Openmind Projects conceived in the early 2000s in the poor Northeast Thailand    Internet and Smartphones represent great potential learning tools. But it needs a learner to make good use of them!   In the early 2000s Thai villagers had no telephones or internet. Today they are connected via smartphones! The potential for online learning is obvious. Smartphones allow students to find information wherever they are, whenever they want. Smartphones allow for interactive learning. They help students learn together, add fun. Thai students...
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  Village Nostalgia   By Sven with volunteer friends in TTs village.     It is six o’clock in the morning and the roosters have already been marking their territories for an hour, with their Indochinese and short versions of the ‘farang’ cook a doodle doos. They don’t wake me up any more as they did before when I came here. They were driving me mad then, as did the village dogs barking at anything, anytime, but most of all at nighttime L   My ‘mother’, Noy, is preparing breakfast already and her children help to clean up before they will go to school. I can already hear them downstairs and feel a pain of guilt...
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