SPORTS COACHING VOLUNTEER 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : G/THA/SCV2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENWAY / GREENLION THAILAND
We work together with the United Through Sports Thailand organization in organizing sports coaching and health care sessions for children in Thailand. The Sports Coaching Volunteer project takes place at several schools in the Singburi area. At these schools, you will add an essential element to the current sports and health curriculum for the children. This program gives the children the opportunity to be more involved with sports, as there is currently just only one hour of sports lessons a week in the existing curriculum, and to introduce new sports to the children that they would otherwise not likely to get involved in. The training sessions consist mainly of team sports such as soccer, netball, volleyball, rugby and so on. In the school’s current sports curriculum, the boys are only trained in soccer and the girls in volleyball. With this program, we are aiming to broaden the types of sports that these children can participate in. During the sports sessions, our aim is to give the children more than just sports training. We use direct sports coaching to improve the health of the children, their stamina, emotional wellbeing and to develop their life skills: teamwork, leadership, decision making and communication. Furthermore, we also give the children health lessons on personal health care and other important issues such as gender equality. All elements of the program take place on the sports field in a fun, active and interactive way. Using sports can aid the personal development of any child as it promotes the social interaction, knowledge and passion which are all life skills that lead to the pathway of success.
STANDARD ACCOMMODATION Your new home will be one of our 3 ‘Eco Houses’ near Singburi, central Thailand: Lemon House, Twin House and Brown House. They are all located riverside (River Noi – Little River) in the village of Tha Kham and depending on which house you are staying at, is about 8-15km from Singburi (10-15 minutes by car). The 3 houses sleep from 30 to 72 people. All rooms in these houses have 2 bunk beds and are shared on a single gender and maximum of 4 person per room. All rooms have a private western style toilet and cold showers (refreshing in the heat of Singburi). All doors and windows are fitted with mosquito screens and there are 2 fans in every room. Although not directly on site, there are laundry facilities offered by locals which many of our participants take advantage of (this will probably cost you 5? per item, otherwise you can easily wash your clothes by hand.) All houses have a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free Wifi. All the meals served inside the accommodation are vegetarian friendly and will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice dishes and fruits. Water, coffee and tea are available all day long. Important: A security cash deposit of 500TBH is required for the key to your room. It is payable upon arrival in cash and will be returned when they key is given back at the end of your stay. No alcohol is permitted in any of our accommodations, but we are located within walking distance of a local shop and there is even a makeshift bar provided by the friendly locals in front of the accommodation.
You will be located in the outskirts of Singburi, an interesting town 142 km north of Bangkok. Singburi was founded under the reign of King Rama V through the consolidation of 3 small towns located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River. The three small towns, Sing Buri, In Buri and Phrom Buri, were then established as a single town on the west of the Chao Phraya River in 1895. Your new home is set close to the village of Tha Kham, an extremely rural area that will give you the chance to experience the Thailand that very few get to see. There are ATMs and shops in the local village which, depending on the accommodation you will be staying at, is located between 5 minutes by bicycle to 20 minutes by by foot. There are restaurants and small local stores within walking distance of each of the accommodations. Equally, Singburi has plenty to offer and there will be trips throughout the week into this city where you can find shopping malls, markets, restaurants and even a swimming pool! Locally, Singburi itself has plenty to offer in terms of sites and attractions, ranging from its many Buddhist temples. There is also a swimming pool, two shopping centres and many markets. You can also choose to travel to Bangkok during weekends. It takes 2.5-3 hours either by mini-van or bus from Singburi. We provide detailed information about this each week.
A high level of interest in sports and a positive attitude is required. Additional equipment: – Sports clothing – Sport shoes. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme. Reception at the airport at the arrival. BKK (Suvarnabhumi International Airport): Great, we can pick you up from there. DMK (Don Mueang Airport): Please take the free shuttle to Suvarnabhumi airport and go to our meeting point at Entrance