In the school of Ratchaprachanukhro, students come from 10 separate Hill Tribes and the greater Thai community of Nan. The diversity of students creates a vibrant culture truly unique to the region. In addition to their formal education, students participate in activities that reflect their distinct tribal culture, including “mini farms” on campus. Students from Hill Tribes often live at the school in separate housing units by tribe providing opportunities for before and after school engagement. With English classes in most need at the school, volunteers provide educational opportunities across classrooms, while inspiring students with engaging activities and games.
Volunteer work takes place each weekday morning for 4-5 hours, and Cultural & Learning Activities are provided most afternoons. These activities provide unique insights into the local community and culture, and include language lessons, reflection sessions, excursions to local points of interest, guest speakers, cooking lessons, and dance classes, among others. Volunteers have free time available most evenings and all weekends to explore the local community and country.