• Program: Volunteer Thailand
  • Location: Trat
  • Minimum Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Airport Pick-up: $75
  • Suitable for Groups: Yes
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Trat
  • Project Site: Elementary Schools
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
  • Meals Included: 2 meals
  • Suitable for Families: Yes
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide

Overview

Computer skills are increasingly in demand in Thailand, but schools in poor rural areas like Trat are under-resourced and cannot offer the same standard of teaching as children receive in wealthier urban areas. As an IT and computer education volunteer, you can pass on your technical knowledge to give disadvantaged children the same chance for a bright future as their city-dwelling peers.

Working under the supervision of a qualified teacher, you’ll support elementary school pupils in learning the basics of computing, including typing, general functionality and Microsoft Office tasks. Volunteers aren’t required to have any formal qualifications – anyone who has used a computer to complete college work will have the necessary skills to join up. You’re welcome to share any advanced computing expertise with your class, including design, animation and audio skills. Download the brochure to find out more.

Your Role

As an IT and computer education volunteer, you’ll plan and deliver ICT lessons for children aged from four to 12 at schools across Trat. Volunteers attend various schools over the course of each working week, usually teaching five 50-minute lessons each day covering basic computer skills and use of Microsoft Office.

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Work Schedule

IT and computer education volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday. Working hours are from 8am until 1pm and you’ll often attend a number of schools during each working week.

Journey to Project

The schools are located around a 25 minute taxi ride from the volunteer dormitory.

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