Volunteer Teacher Abroad, IT and Internet
IT Volunteers Abroad teach disadvantaged students in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal
Openmind Projects pioneered IT learning in Northeast Thailand in 2001, (www.itinisan.org) to find ways to use IT to promote better education for impoverished farmer communities and with the help of our volunteers, we want to ensure this continues.
Through our unique frameworks for learning about new technology, we emphasise the Demonstrate, Explore and Discovery model for students. Bring alive the world of technology and online learning so that it can provide more opportunities for underprivileged youth. Make students eager to learn by exploring the Internet and educational apps to aid learning and improve IT and English skills and letting them explore and discover themselves.
Teaching IT Abroad As A Volunteer
Inspire young learners to use IT and Internet to learn
Online searching for information can be the best way to a better education, especially for those in isolated areas. Encourage the students to use the Internet as a learning tool in their free time and in the classroom too. You can give the students tasks such as learning about other countries, healthy eating and the environment, which they can search online for information, share with each-other and discuss.
As an IT volunteer with Openmind Projects, you will teach basic computer skills, Microsoft Office and other programs and software, applications as well as hardware and maintenance to young people who are still new to computers and technology. Online learning promotes critical thinking, decision making, independent and self-paced learning.
You can teach IT at schools, at our Learning Camps, or at our Training Center in Thailand.
You don't have to be an IT professional, your enthusiasm and ability to motivate and inspire is the most important thing when volunteering at Openmind Projects! We can discuss what your special skills are and agree what you can do and where.
What does a typical day look like for an IT volunteer teacher?
Volunteers at schools will teach 3-4 lessons per day and spend extra time to prepare lessons. Quite often the IT lesson is also an English lesson as students can even present projects in and search for information online in English. IT volunteers at our Center work flexible hours according to tasks and work agreed, as you will mostly be teaching our trainees.
IT Internships are also available at our Center. Interns are welcome to help with R&D, computer and online learning tutorials, web design, social media, database work, video editing and more. Interns with special IT skills are welcome to stay longer periods.
In 2008, Openmind Projects was recognized as a finalist to the Stockholm Challenge ICT for Development in 2008.