New opportunities can be given to the underprivileged youth of Phuket, Thailand by funding a volunteer Vocational Opportunities Through English (VOTE) Advisor. The VOTE Advisor will work to improve the economic opportunities and life chances of our underprivileged students by assessing and complementing their English language skills with vocational opportunities through a high quality, practical programme. The VOTE Advisor will also provide academic, career and social-emotional support.
Our English teachers currently teach English as a second language to over 900 disadvantaged Thai students. Not being able to speak Thai, the English teachers are not able to provide the necessary guidance our students need in order for them to use their English language skills to seek vocational opportunities after graduating.
The VOTE Advisor will support our mission to provide Vocational Opportunities Through English. English plays an important role in the growing economy of Phuket. With the necessary language skills, the students are able to secure meaningful and well-paying jobs and escape poverty. They will be able to provide for themselves and their family. The VOTE Advisor will be the person of contact and a resource for our students to seek academic and career advice.
1) Improve the economy of Phuket by increasing the local workforce that speak English and can be employed in the Hospitality/Tourism sector. 2) Improve the chances of our underprivileged students being employed into higher-level positions due to their ability and competencies. 3) Establish a programme that matches students with mentors in vocational fields they are interested in. 4) Create a growing database with all possible vocational opportunities available to our underprivileged students.