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Newsletters from Thailand

Our staff in Thailand regularly put together a newsletter which is sent to volunteers working in Thailand at the time, those signed up to join a project in Thailand and to previous volunteers. The newsletters contain information about the country and our projects, stories written by volunteers, advice on what to expect when volunteering abroad in Thailand and much more. If you're considering overseas voluntary work the newsletters are a great way to gain a better idea of what to expect.


1,03MB Thailand Newsletter - February 2015
As a volunteer for Projects Abroad, I was given an amazing opportunity to help the local community of Krabi clean up one of the most littered beaches in the area.

1,19MB Thailand Newsletter - January 2015
Every year on the second Saturday of January, Thailand celebrates National Children’s Day with the aims of making sure that the children of Thailand have a fun celebration, and to create awareness about their important role in the development of their country.

1,44MB Thailand Newsletter - December 2014
December is a time for celebration for many, a time to look back on the year that has past and be thankful for the things achieved. Projects Abroad community volunteers of 2014 have done a lot to be proud of! One of the ways volunteers have made an impact on the lives of children here in Thailand has been through their monthly outreach activities; from English days, to teaching children about the importance of having sharks in our ocean.

2,25MB Thailand Newsletter - November 2014
Sometimes the coral is soft and beautiful, pink and purple and orange and always filled with fish. It's the attractive coral that you're used to seeing from pictures of the Great Barrier Reef and Finding Nemo.

1,46MB Thailand Newsletter - October 2014
Generally, each day volunteers begin their days with a warm up activity before the English and arts & crafts sessions. Recently, they had a great day with high school students teaching basic vocabulary. The highlight of the day was the activity during the ice breaking which is called "Human Chain".

2,01MB Thailand Newsletter - September 2014
Not being able to swim is the most life threatening thing these days, especially for children. In Krabi, every year at least one child drowns due to them not being able to swim. There for giving swimming lessons to the children is vital as well as making sure they all are supervised during it.

1,57MB Thailand Newsletter - July 2014
Being a professional volunteer with Projects Abroad allowed me to see a side of Thailand that very few outsiders get to experience. It was my privilege not only to work in the schools, experiencing first-hand the students' daily struggles to master English, but also to work with and help the teachers through conferences and meetings.

1,39MB Thailand Newsletter - June 2014
The highlight of the day for the girls was the face painting. They seemed to enjoy painting flags on their cheeks and also helped their friends to paint their team’s flag. Some children were so artistic and painted such beautiful flags for their coach. The softballs we brought with us were also just perfect for the girls to practice passing and kicking the ball.

2,36MB Thailand Newsletter - May 2014
Projects Abroad is one of the leading volunteer companies in the world with projects that help support humanity around the world. In Thailand, we have had volunteers in medical and care projects that help contribute to the local community in the health sections. These are some photos we have gathered of our volunteers. Thank you all for all the work you have done for people.

3,20MB Thailand Newsletter - April 2014
After I graduated and received my Abitur in Germany, I wanted to do something meaningful abroad. After comparing many different organizations, I decided to sign up for the Care Project in Thailand for six weeks and also in Cambodia for four weeks. I believe this was the best decision I have ever made!

2,58MB Thailand Newsletter - March 2014
Teaching has been a lot of fun for me. It took a little getting used to but I've enjoyed it a lot. At first I didn't even know how to teach and I started my first day with no idea what to do with the children, how to keep them interested, or what the children would know.

1,33MB Thailand Newsletter - February 2014
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the monthly newsletter. When we think of February, we normally think of the shortest month of the year and also Valentine’s Day. Here in Thailand valentines happens to fall on Makha Bucha day, which is a very important day on the Buddhist calendar.

3,22MB Thailand Newsletter - January 2014
The conservation team have also been working alongside Mangrove Action Project (MAP) for our mangrove education and restoration work. We will also be conducting many dives for the Krabi Provincial Administrative Office, monitoring their artificial reefs, as well as join them on big cleaning days.

2,11MB Thailand Newsletter - December 2013
Here we are; the last month of the year again… December is meant to be the month of celebration. So, everyone is excitedly looking forward to that. Many people have already set their plan for the upcoming year but many people never do anything as they planned because they think they have plenty time to do it and then found out they ran out of time.

2,55MB Thailand Newsletter - November 2013
The pollution of the oceans is a real problem of our world. We can find a part of this pollution in the ocean all around the world but also on the beaches and coastlines.

749KB Thailand Newsletter - October 2013
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold

695KB Thailand Newsletter - September 2013
Another amazing month for our Turtle Project; not only did the volunteers clean out the turtle tanks and help administer medication to the injured turtles, but they also help ed clean the beach in the front of the Phuket Aquarium! The scientists and staff were really grateful for this extra effort.

792KB Thailand Newsletter - August 2013
During the month of August our volunteers have been helping FORRU mainly with the maintenance of the tree nursery. This included work such as replacing the weathered sun protecting sheets at the nursery and also the framework structure supporting the nursery.

2,52MB Thailand Newsletter - March 2013
During the course of February to 15 March 2013, this is what hap-pened with us, to us, and by us. Shown here is proof to the old saying that goes: “Awesome do as awesome does, dude!” Peacexxx!!!

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