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IT Volunteer Overseas

IT, the poor child's best hope for education?

Overview

 

IT volunteer in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia

IT and  internet are keys to education when children and schools are poor. Share your IT skills. Give poor children a chance!

Why IT volunteer with Openmind Projects

Burmese and Karen gilrs help setup computers donated by Openmind Projects

Openmind Proejcts started, as a pioneer  IT in Isan project, in the poor Northeast Thailand, to find ways to use IT and internet as learning tools. Today we help people across Southeast Asia together with verseas volunteers.

In 2008, Openmind Projects was invited as a finalist to the Stockholm Challenge ICT for Development.

IT volunteer work

Development and Training.
At our Training Center in Thailand you help us  improve learning tools, databases, internet visiblity, hard- and software.
You train our trainees and take part in our special  Holiday Camps.
You volunteer at schools, other projects. You help people into the digital age!.

How Openmind Projects helps you

Our 3 day Volunteer & Cross Culture Training  prepares you for success as a volunteer. Learn about our trending teaching ideas. Learn about culture and language, make friends with local people.

Unique Volunteer Offer

Come on Monday stay the whole Volunteer Training week for free!

Volunteer Work

IT volunteer work on hardware and software training

IT Volunteer Tasks

At our Volunteer and Training Center

  • Research and development
  • IT teaching, computer lessons including online learning
  • Web design, social media, information and promotion
  • Database work, video and photo management
  • Training local staff and trainees

At schools, orphan homes and ecoprojects

  • Help local IT/computer teachers improve computer training, e-learning and online learning
  • Hardware and software training
  • Maintenance and internet usage
  • IT/computer lessons for students and staff
  • Improve local websites and information material 

Apply and we’ll suggest the best IT and computer volunteer project for you.

Projects

  • Holiday Camps

    Holiday Camps Thailand

    Have a blast teaching at a holiday camp with children while sharing their culture. Help give poor children and students an extra and free chance to learn for a better future!
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  • Nong Khai Training Center

    Openmind Projects Training Center

    Northeast Thailand

    Train Openmind Projects trainees from Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Burma/Myanmar. Teach poor school children at poor schools.

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  • Sabaeng School in Isan

    Sabaeng School in Isan

    Northeast Thailand

    If you want to experience the genuine rural Thailand, the traditional, but also poor part of Thailand, go northeast to Isan, where people speak the Lao dialect Isan! Go to the Sabaeng village, volunteer at their school!
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  • Sabaeng School in Isan

    Phonsawart village - Farmers with no land

    Northern Laos

    Phonsawart is a  ‘village’ of displaced people 3 hours from the Lao capital Vientiane.  Dam constructions forced them to leave their old farms.

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  • Arunrangsee

    Arunrangsee School

    Northeast Thailand

    Good for volunteers who want to teach young children and stay at the Openmind Projects Center!
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  • Nonghan Wittayakon School

    Nonghan Wittayakon School

    Northeast Thailand

    Great experience to teach young children and experience a small Isan town!
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  • Ban Nong Kok

    Nong Kok School near the sea

    South Thailand

    How about a small Muslim village near the fantastic Ao Nang beach?  Here's Ban Nong Kok!
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  • Hat Kam

    Hat Kam Wattana School

    Northeast Thailand

    For the volunteer who wants to help a small village while staying in our center in Nong Khai.
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  • Dongsavath

    Dongsavath Kindergarten & Primary School

    Laos

    Experience small village life and learn about many Lao cultural activities!
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  • Goseiykett

    Temple Schools in NongKhai

    Northeast Thailand

    Interested in learning about Buddhism while teaching in a rural temple? 
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  • Battambang Children's Home

    Battambang Children's Home

    Cambodia

    Great opportunity to support disadvantaged children to become reintegrated into their community.
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  • Hoh Kam

    Hoh Kam Pittayasan School

    Northeast Thailand

    For volunteers who want to stay in a typical Isan village by the Mekong river.
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    Volunteer in Tessaban 3 Primary and Secondary School

    Northeast Thailand

    Excellent for volunteers who want to teach children and teenagers and stay at our Openmind Projects Training Center
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  • Wat Keaw Kro Wararam

    Wat Keaw Kro Wararam Temple School in Krabi

    South Thailand

    For volunteers who want to learn about Buddhism and Buddhist temple life!
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  • Ban Dung Wittaya Secondary School

    Ban Dung Wittaya Secondary School

    Northeast Thailand

    A great opportunity to teach older students while staying in a small Isan town with a host family!
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Volunteer Stories

An inspiring 'family' in Nepal: Helpless Upliftment Centre, Kathmandu
Volunteer Stories
  I had the privilege to stay for a number of weeks with a lovely group of kids who live at the HUC orphanage under the care of an inspiring young man, Bhakta and his wife, Bimala.  More of a large family than an orphanage, HUC was founded about 10 years ago to provide a home for these 10 children orphaned by the Maoist conflicts in western Nepal. Bhakta and Bimala are like parents to the kids (6 boys and 4 girls) who are nearly all teenagers now, mostly between 14 -16 years old.&n...
From a Lao village to Openmind Proejcts Training Center
Volunteer Stories
The story of a young girl learning to learn, and learning a lot! By Mee Chanthalangsri Before I came to Openmind Projects I couldn’t speak English, or use computer, and I didn’t know how to learn English with foreigner.  Now I improve my English better than before like I can communicate with foreigner and read English book and I have good pronunciation.  Now I can use Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and edit videos. The way we learn is learning by doing. This is...
7 ways to be a successful volunteer abroad
About Volunteering
We liked this blog by Richard Brownsdon, former Openmind Projects volunteer and winner of the Little Big Project on seven ways to be a terrible volunteer abroad. In return, here are our seven tips for being a great one! 1. Make the most of your skills You have a range of volunteer projects abroad to choose from, and it makes sense to go for one that makes the most of your skills and experience. Not only will it be more satisfying for you, but you'll be a much more effective and useful vol...
Never too old
Volunteer Stories
Here I am shortly after my 70th Birthday volunteering in Nong Khai in North-Eastern Thailand. I am rather surprised myself that I should be doing such a thing but here I am teaching English to young people from Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. It is English with a purpose. My task is to help them explore their dreams for the future, the careers they want to pursue. I would like to say that I am here to make a difference but in reality the difference I am making is to me. I had come here as part of m...

 

 

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