Thailand Camps for Village and Migrant Youth
55 Camps, 1350 young campers, over 200 volunteers of all ages over the last 10 years!
We create learners together. Help put poor village and migrant students on the road to lifelong learning!
Campers come from village, refugee and migrant families, from Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Inspire campers to learn and make them confident! Help them find ways to learn about the world using IT and Internet while learning English at the same time!
Volunteers joining our 2018 camps get two free weeks at our Center! Plus free introduction week.
Camper Linlee from Laos
” In our school we follow the teacher and we follow the books – In the OMP camps we learn how to use internet and we learn to be active learners”
Volunteer Mike from California
" I have been in awe at the how much children can learn in one week at our camps. They arrive as caterpillars and after a week in the camp cocoon, they depart as butterflies!"
’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.’
Read about our
It can be you next time?
Thailand Camps. What Volunteers and Campers do
Campers learn together with volunteers! They search online and share information about Food & Health, Global Warming & Pollution, Jobs & Technology and Technology & Learning. They reflect and debate, “Robots, a threat to jobs?”, “Ban junk food?”, “Ban smartphones from class?” This is quite a new experience to campers. Think, have your own opinion!
Volunteers do not teach. You help campers to learn!
You do not have to be a teacher! You work in teams with local people, our people and the campers! You inspire, encourage and guide campers. You give them confidence to learn, think and express their opinions while they improve their English!
Make learning fun
We use social media to make learning fun! Campers learn to make Video logs to show the world, friends, family and teachers (via Facebook) what they have learned.
Campers have created their own group We love Openmind Projects, open to all!
In the evenings, campers and volunteers play games, speak English, and prepare for the final camp day. They work until late in the evenings to win their debate! Parents, teachers and friends are amazed!
Campers come from villages in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Volunteers with lots of energy from all over the world are welcome! Openmind Projects staff and trainees come from Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Most camps are held at Openmind Projects Training Center in NongKhai, Thailand but we also arrange for “Mobile Camps” to reach out to young people unable to come to our Training Center, such as for Karen, Burmese migrants along the Thailand Burma border.
Mainly during holiday months April and October but also June/July
Most camps are 6 – 8 days long.
Volunteers and Openmind Projects people form teams to lead a Camp Theme and mentor a Camper team.
Camper teams consist of 5-8 campers.
Number of campers at a camp are normally 25-35.