Dette projekt tilbydes i samarbejde med GVI og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af projektet:
Spend your mornings hiking with elephants, and your afternoons teaching English at the primary school and women’s evening classes. Immerse yourself in the local Karen community and learn about the role of women in Karen culture.
Travel to the jungle-covered hillsides of Northern Thailand, to support elephant conservation, education, and gender equality, in a local Karen cultural village.
In the morning hike with mahouts, traditional elephant trainers, through the mountainous forest terrain to conduct health checks of the elephants being reintroduced into their natural environment. In the afternoons, support English education for young learners in the local primary school. In the evenings, you will also have the opportunity to conduct English language, , vocational or professional development classes with women in the community.
Throughout your time on the program, you will stay with a local homestay family, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the Karen culture, an ethnic and cultural group, originally from Burma, who live in the hills of Northern Thailand. Learn unique aspects of their culture first hand, like their language, Pakinyaw, their cooking methods, and how to make traditional Karen clothing and jewelry.
The specific focus of this program is how gender is perceived in Karen society. For example, mahouts are traditionally men, whereas women weave traditional Karen clothes. Both men and women take part in farming and rearing children. We work on empowering both genders through increasing access to English language education and supporting alternative income generation initiatives.
The main United Nations Sustainable Development Goal you will be contributing to is #5, Gender Equality. In addition by supporting English education and alternative income initiatives, you will also be contributing to UN SDGs, #1, No Poverty, #4, Quality Education, #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and #10, Reduced Inequalities.
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