I arrived in Udon Thani, one of the most northern districts of Thailand in early January 2016. Having travelled to Thailand with my family before, I thought I would have a little bit of common ground, but in reality this was not the case. It was unrecognisably different from some of the southern, more touristic areas of Thailand, and I had not realised until this point that the reason why the school was situated right on the Mekong bordering Laos is because this is the poores
Thank you for the opportunity you gave us through your generous donation to fund our project in Gambia! It was an incredible experience and the whole group enjoyed both the connection we made with the people and the time we spent working on the project and exploring the village and neighbouring area. We managed to complete the classroom during our stay there and had enough time to decorate inside and out as well as tile it and add a chalkboard.
A gap year can prepare you mentally and physically by helping you improve life skills such as time management, communication and meeting new people. The volunteers you meet are always friendly and easy to get to know. The memories and adventures you share together help you create life-long friendships and stories you can tell others in years to come. Some unforgettable experiences I shared are Everest Base Camp, visiting the Birthplace of The Buddha and Chitwan national park