Shireen volunteering at Openmind Projects
I came as a volunteer to Openmind Projects in January 2018. It was my first visit to Thailand and I was based in Nong Khai on the Mekong river. My 5 week experience was interesting, uplifting, inspiring, and very rewarding. I worked with young people from Laos, the Thai-Myanmar border and other parts of Thailand, teaching English, developing their IT skills and taking part in a mini camp. During my stay I was able to go with other volunteers to a remote village in Laos. I have create a short video to describe my experience!
Openmind Projects is all about motivating young people to prepare them for lifelong learning, empowering them to get employment, increasing their confidence as well as their English and IT skills. As a volunteer it is possible to watch this happening in front of your own eyes. It is an unforgettable experience and I would recommend it for anyone who is looking for something different to their everyday life, whether they are young graduates, taking a break in mid career or are retirees.