By Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
Three Thai students receiving their certificates
Since our move to Phang Nga, the TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) program has developed a strong partnership with the Non Formal Education Centre in Takuapa. We've taught over 50 students here, as well as providing bespoke English language support to several community initiatives including the Saori Centre (a textile design Women's Workshop) in Takuapa.
Below is an blog exert from Amy Hickie – a recent TEFL project volunteer on her experience:
"During this week, I have had the pleasure to work one to one with one of the students from the community, who is the sweetest most wonderful lady I have met in Thailand. The experience was great. Dang, 58, was so grateful for me to give her a one to one session that she bought me the biggest and most delicious bunch of bananas I have ever laid eyes on! For you westerners, bananas DO have seeds! The ones you buy from the supermarket are genetically modified to contain zero seeds and are larger than they should be!"
Below is a photo of Dang receiving her teaching certificate.
Thank you for supporting these teachers in Thailand and we look forward to bringing you more stories in 2014!
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