Songkran festival marks the start of the traditional Thai New Year, celebrated April 13-15. This volunteer project is organized in cooperation with a local temple and community in Songkhla from April 6 to April 18, 2020. International volunteers are invited to support the festival and celebrate the traditional Thai New Year.
Songkran is a very important holiday for Thai people, and also very popular with visitors. There are many activities taking place during the festival including water splashing, bathing rite for Buddha images and monks, and performances for all three days.
• Joining the festival – The volunteers will help the local people with the preparations and setup, and will take part in the festival. You can prepare a performance from your own country to perform during the festival. Volunteers are also expected to create a performance for the festival together with the villagers.
• Center renovation – The local learning center needs some renovation and maintenance. The volunteers will clean the rooms and meeting area, and will continue the construction and painting work started by previous groups. Local villagers will teach the volunteers and will help with the construction. This is a good opportunity to learn the Thai way of building.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, an important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local people. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Kitchen garden – The volunteers will work on a small farm, doing some renovation and planting vegetables.
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