Andaman Discoveries Blog
Monday, December 15, 2008
Phuket Special School – Spreading Compassion
|Sally poses with some new friends at the Phuket Special School.|
Heather and Sally, both from the United Kingdom, met at the school for two weeks of volunteering. Despite the obvious challenges in communication, they were immediately impressed with how friendly and welcoming the students were. “I am really enjoying working at the school, everyone is so friendly and kids are lovely!” Heather reported during her first week. The pair spent their days teaching various classes oriented towards life-skills and vocational training using games and singing, and communicating with the children through sign-language and role playing. The volunteers were also treated to an afternoon of batik making with the children.
Wirach Klaharn, the director of the school, welcomed the volunteers eagerly. “Andaman Discoveries has a very good reputation, and recruits the right type of volunteers,” he said. Heather and Sally lived up to his expectations. “They were very interactive, and the children were very happy. The children miss them, and hope they can come back soon,” Khun Klaharn continued. We at Andaman Discoveries hope the same, and look forward to sending more dedicated people to this very worthy cause.
For more information about the program or to volunteer, please visit the Phuket Special School page on our website.
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