Openmind Projects will restart after Covid19! Train 25 long term trainees as camp leaders to learn to coach campers in Learning Camps for 140 village children. We plan Camps with schools and teachers. Campers get tasks to solve in teams, use English to search online, analyze, suggest solutions, make presentations and videos, debate solutions, and share on an Online Community. Campers solve tasks while they learn English and go back inspired to tell friends. Camp leaders become change agents.
Unequal wealth means unequal education! 24 % of Thai students underperform at school. 60 % do not finish secondary level while 50 % of refugees do not even attend primary school. English skill is among the lowest in the world. Village, migrant and minority children have suffered most from the impact of Covid on education. Village children have less if any access to the internet and don't know how to use it to learn. Without IT, English and important life skills children remain in poverty.
We train camp leaders to help village youths to learn to learn, using IT/ internet our Learning by Doing way. This results in high motivation and more effective learning! Campers learn to work in teams, solve problems, practice critical thinking while gaining awareness of global issues and improving their English. They learn to learn and enthusiastically share their new experiences with friends online, deepening their own understanding while spreading their knowledge.
25 Openmind trainees learn to and coach 140 young campers who take their first steps to lifelong learning and improving their chances to find a job and leave poverty! Camp leaders go on to future camps, help at schools and in villages and can find better jobs or go on to study! Teachers are introduced to new teaching ideas. Campers, camp leaders become change agents. Over 16 years, we helped 2500 campers in 68 camps, 365 long-term trainees and trained over 2000 volunteers!
Campers and teachers share their stories
Learning Camp Brochure
Video about James former OMP camper
Annual Report 2018