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IT Volunteer Overseas, in Asia

Internet, Online Learning, the poor child's best hope?

Overview

 

Why IT volunteering in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal, with Openmind Projects

IT and internet will contribute much to the learning for the poor and young in the future. Online learning, games, chatting. It can all create an interest to learn and learning online. It happens in the developed world today.
Share your IT skills and make it happen amongst the poor too!

Burmese and Karen gilrs help setup computers donated by Openmind Projects

Openmind Projects pioneered an IT learning project already in 2001! 

IT in Isan in the poor Northeast Thailand, to find ways to use IT and internet as learning tools for poor farmer children. Today we help people across Southeast Asia. And in 2008, Openmind Projects was recognized as a finalist to the Stockholm Challenge ICT for Development.

IT volunteer work opportunities

Help us  improve and develop learning tools, databases, websites, hard- and software.
Train our trainees.
Join our special  Holiday and Learning Camps.
Volunteer at schools and other projects.

If you want to learn more about IT volunteering with us and where, email us
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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

11 languages, 30 people!
Education & Learning
11 languages, 30 people!  Multi Ethnic Camping!     Over the years Openmind Projects has arranged quite a few camps, initially for poor village children in Isan, Northeast Thailand. This month we arranged one camp for local students early April and before Pimai, SE Asia and Buddhist New Year. Now we reach out to students of Thai, Lao, Isan, Karen, Burmese, Mong ethnic backgrounds! Isan, Laos, Karen, Mong and Burmese students. Nice!Altogether including students, staff, tr...
Thai hospitals and Lao jungles
Volunteer Stories
Two members of staff, Joiy and Anna, went to visit two new projects we now support: the Samrong Hospital & Secondary School in Ubon Ratchathani province and Tree Top Explorer near Pakse in Laos. They met with the project organizers and are happy to recommend both these projects to new volunteers. This is their account of the trip. The first project we went to visit was a hospital based in Samrong district near Ubon Ratchathani. After a day-long bus journey and spending t...
What's Going On!
Education & Learning
From 30 people 11 languages to the IT crowd.  At our camp we set up the IT crowd club. The aim of the club is for our camp students who are interested in IT to have more time to focus on what they are interested in.In the beginning only 3 students but later more are signed up. We found out they were shy in the beginning, thinking they're not good in IT. Some of them never even used computers before!What we do in our IT club. I first asked them why they want to join the clu...
Learn Tinglish, understand Thais!
Education & Learning
Learn Tinglish, understand the Thais and their neighbors! by Sven Mauleon, the expat cofounder of Openmind Projects.The other and Thai cofounder, TT, Gaweechat Joompaula can speak Thai, as well English and Thaenglish!Cross culture communication is a challenge but it can be a very fun one! So listen how the Thais speak English! Any idea what ‘it the long way’ means? Wrong, it does not mean long! Guess what! I’ll tell you if you read on! What does ‘fly lie’ mean? No, it’s not ...

 

 

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