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Thailand Camps

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By the Mekong River between Thailand and Laos and in the mountains between Thailand and Burma (Myanmar)

Reach out to the left behind. Rice farmer children, migrants and stateless 

Camper Soui from Laos: '‘We searched the internet, about the world. We discussed, learned another way - to learn English, to find information, think and to debate!’


Help them to learn about the world outside while learning English and to use IT and Internet to learn.

Work with young Thai, Lao, Burmese, Karen and Hmong people and international volunteer friends.

Join our special Learning Camps. Every April, October and November

Young campers learn together with us and our overseas and local volunteers. 

About our Learning Camps the Openmind Style

We practice Learning by Doing! Our camps are designed to boost curiosity, build confidence and encourage critical thinking while learning about the world and improving English and IT skills.

Campers learn together, finding out about important issues like food and health by searching online, to share, discuss, evaluate and debate, what is good and what is bad for you.

They learn to learn and that it is fun to learn in our camps!

Watch our video Camp Thailand  by our Lao trainee Kem. Click on the image.

Watch memories from our first  2016 camp, 

Camper Wah Wah from Burma: ’The debates make me more confident. I learn English by searching, discussing, not by heart! First the volunteers teach me and then we have to search and find information and discuss with our friends before we present the information.’

How we help you the volunteer

You get our online Handbooks when you sign up. You join our free volunteer training and then we all prepare together for the camp. You add your ideas to our ideas!

What we do during the Camp

We work in teams, volunteers, our people and campers. They get tasks, to find out about the world, health, environment using English, computers and Internet. We discuss, use games, shows, encourage teamwork and critical thinking.Volunteers work with small groups at our camps.

When and how long

We organize free holiday camps at our Training Center in Thailand, mainly in April, October and also in November along the Thai/Burma border.
Each camp is between 6 and 8 days long

Learn more

Read What's so special about Openmind Projects Camps

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