Andaman Discoveries Blog

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

 

Forest School & Lodge in Thailand

July saw the arrival of 9 new students to our Forest School and Lodge project; here the students will receive a first class education up to the age of 18. The school also runs a hospitality center with 4 beautiful lodges that offer training and hands on experience for students interested in this area of work. The benefits of the program equip them with a great understanding of the hospitality field.

We always like to encourage guests and volunteers to use the hospitality center as much as possible, as this gives the children the much needed contact with foreigners, and brings a little fun into the learning element of the program!

In July we had all the rooms booked for our guests from Gap/STA travel who enjoyed the company of the children as well as taking part in the gardening activities at the school. The school is trying to be as self sufficient as possible by growing their own rice and vegetables. They also have a Palm Oil plantation that helps them to generate much needed income.

“I had a great time at the Forrest lodge and school, the children were great to spend time with the staff, these were very accommodating and the room that we stayed in was amazing.” Andrew S from the UK, visited the school in July 2011

“Loved all of the trip. We packed many activities in and I really learned a lot. My Favorite part was the yaowawit school and I am planning on coming back. Thanks for the amazing time!:)” Cara Shore from the UK, visited the school in July 2011

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