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  1. 1. THE MAEKOK RIVER VILLAGE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE BAN THATON, CHIANGMAI PROVINCE, THAILAND www.mrvproject.com
  2. 2. WHERE ARE WE?
  3. 3. Cultural diversity
  4. 4. Community Projects…the beginnings
  5. 5. And then the natural extension……… …working with local schools
  6. 6. Priorities: Health and Hygiene Toilets Water supply Canteens and kitchens
  7. 7. Refurbish…. ……..or build new Toilets
  8. 8. Pates Grammar School, U.K.
  9. 9. Water supply ....and wells Tanks……
  10. 10. General educational facilities
  11. 11. Libraries …big
  12. 12. …….or small
  13. 13. In this school, but over the years, students from West Island School from Hong Kong have not only built this nursery… but new toilets, a medical room, a library and a new set of classrooms. This year they are extending and refurbishing the canteen, raising a total of over US$35 000 since 2004
  14. 14. Dormitories Critical to reduce absenteeism
  15. 15. Since 2004, international schools have contributed about US$275 000 and undertaken almost 100 projects…but there is a far wider ‘knock-on’ effect ALL MATERIALS ARE PURCHASED FROM LOCAL SHOPS THE MRVR BUYS 90% OF SUPPLIES FROM LOCAL SHOPS LOCAL TRANSPORT IS USED TO TAKE STUDENTS TO THE PROJECTS LOCAL LABOURERS EMPLOYED
  16. 16. A few other ongoing projects include sponsorship for local students
  17. 17. and providing funding to maintain music and dance in local schools, assisted by the UK based charity, Musequality
  18. 18. And teaching English
  19. 19. The Summer Gap Programme The aim is for you to make a difference to:- • Schools and students in the north of Thailand • And to your university application!!!!!
  20. 20. Outline Programme • Three day ‘crash course’ in teaching English, plus activities at the outdoor centre • A total of 14 days teaching or construction / refurbishment work, with plenty of options for sports and other activities • A guided weekend visit to Chiang Mai • A weekend hiking and biking in Fha Hom Pok National Park • A final expedition down the Maekok River…a journey to include camping, kayaking, long-tailed boats, an elephant ride and a visit to the Golden Triangle before a final night in Chiang Rai

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