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VSA2004 VIETNAM Pho Temple, Khok Ko Temple, Klongla Reservior Festival/Renovation /Agricultural 06/04/2020 18/04/2020

SONGKRAN FESTIVAL & Living Organic VSA2004 

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 6/04/2020 - 18/04/2020 

 Additional host fee THB 9500

 10 volunteers 






Joining the festival – During the Songkran festival, the participant will be a part of the festival as an international participant. The participant will help the local people to prepare the celebration of the festival. You can bring a performance from your own country to perform during the festival including a music instrument to show at the festival. The participant is also expected to create a performance at the festival with the villagers. Center renovation – As we have the center, VSA Learning Home, now we also need a participant to set up the center as when they have spare time from the main work. We are going to clean the ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD and meeting area, and continue to build and paint the construction that the last participant did. There are villagers who help and teach how to build. This is a good way to learn the Thai way of the construct. Also, the participant can paint the wall of the house in this part. Relationship with the villagers – The rest of the time form your main work, important thing is to learn and share with the villager by visiting, talking and do activities with them. You will get rich experience by learning and sharing from each other. Kitchen garden – The participant will work on the small farm as a kitchen garden. They can renovate and plant some vegetables for making the food in the future.

Accomodation and food

will stay at Learning Home (Homestay) in the Thai style dormitory. Share one big room together, separate male and female. Basic and simple. Mattress, pillow, blanket, and fan are provided. Washing clothes by hand. The Internet can be used at school. No internet at Learning HOME will take turn cooking Thai ingredients with Thai coordinator.

Location and leisure

Pho Temple, Khok Ko Temple, Klongla Reservior

Project hosted by

Thai New Year season called “Songkran” will be held on 13-15 April. Songkran is an important custom for Thai families, community and religions. It is also very popular with visitors. Thai people will prepare themselves for the beginning of the New Year by cleaning their houses and prepare celebration the festival in the local temples and communities. There are many activities during the festival including the water splashing, the bathing rite for Buddha images and the monks, and the performances for all 3 days. Moreover, local foods that it is not easy to find on the normal day will be provided by the local people. Everyone can get join the celebration and festival. VSA has organized this workcamp for 8th times to support the festival and celebrating Thai traditional New Year with the international participants by collaboration with the local temple and community. This year, VSA hope that we can continue to help the local preparing the festival, and exchange the culture.

Meeting point

Learning Home at 2.00 p.m. on 06 April 2020

Additional comments

Respect culture, open mind, and love to learn and share