A new schoolyear a new volunteer: we proudly present Tamara!

Tamara, an employee of our partner, Deloitte Belgium and a certified EFL (English as Foreign Language) Teacher, arrived in Thailand on Sunday, May 14, 2017, one day before the start of the new schoolyear.

The next morning she started her volunteer work as an assistant English teacher at Phanom Dongrak School in the Surin Province. Phanom Dongrak School is a secundary school with approximately 1000 students.

As of the first day of the new schoolyear Tamara is working closely together with the English department at the school and supporting local teachers during their classes. This way both students and teachers benefit from her presence.

Tamara's first week was both tough and fun. Tamara had to adjust to the living circumstances, the heat and another way of teaching in rural Thailand. Both teachers and students were very happy with her performance as you can see from attached pictures.

Over the weekend Tamara was taken on a trip to Nongkhai, a city on the southern bank of the Mekong River, only 20 kms from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, by seven of her colleague teachers.