Activities and Dates
Welcome to Openmind Projects Volunteer Training
We start by introducing ourselves, volunteers and Openmind people.
Then we learn to order food in Thai or Laos, before you go out for lunch to order by yourself. We believe in Learning by doing!
After lunch we discuss projects and expectations.
And we talk about our background, Openmind Projects history, our mission and ambitions, key activities.
In the evening we will send you out, on your own, vocab hunting in the famous Indochinese market by the river!
Today we focus on culture, local habits, behavior and etiquette, a short culture role-play by our people!
We will discuss what lies behind these local habits and behavior, since very useful to know when you work with local people.
We also discuss how people learn and how Openmind Projects thinks is a great way to learn and of course we like to listen to your ideas too!
You will learn more language. How to take a tuk tuk, go shopping at the market for our welcome dinner.
We prepare our welcome dinner together. And at dinner, you may introduce yourself to everybody in Thai, Laos, maybe Burmese or Karen. Our people do the same in their language and in English. This is followed by a traditional welcome ceremony and dancing.
You learn more useful volunteer and teaching language.
Those of you who want to teach will have a chance to prepare lesson plans and practice team-teaching together with our people in the morning.
After lunch, we go to school!
You get a chance to practice teaching local girls and boys! Some are very interested, some maybe a bit naughty, who knows? And in between these mini lessons, we discuss together what we learned.
Learning by doing!
After this reality experience, we return to the Openmind Projects to discuss and reflect on what you have learned during these training days.
You may invite our trainees to go sightseeing and have lunch with you. Visit the amazing, giant sculptures of the Sala Kaeow Khu Temple, the royal temple Wat Po Chai with the stolen golden Buddha, have lunch in the Indo-Chinese market by the Mekong River.
In the afternoon we may schedule special and individual meetings with new volunteers.
Reservation for changes in the agenda.
Volunteer Training Dates