|October 2013||Ms. Patricia Panasri–boogaard|
Ms. Patricia Boogaard accompanied by her husband Jack Panasri and baby–daughter Luna gave a presentation about Isan Survivor.
Isan Survivor is an organization, operating in Isan (North Eastern Thailand), which offers the opportunity to experience true Isan culture, by participating in many traditional recreations that can create friendships with the vivacious, loving, beautiful and kind people of this region. A placement in the local community will let you live and interact with the villagers
Isan people are known far and wide for their unbeatable friendliness and hospitality–another aspect of their remarkable culture! The volunteers can return to their countries, not only with memories, but feeling truly influenced by the honesty and positivity which shines through in the Isan culture.
We provide the community with the opportunity to develop the skill of English in a supportive and pleasant environment, through interacting with our volunteers. We work closely with a number of local schools and adult education centres, also creating English camps and various learning activities, in order to reach out to a wide range of age groups.
In addition to their publication above, Patricia informed that the target groups for teaching English are the very young children, the primary schools, high schools, the Thai English teachers themselves and even Monks.
Volunteers who participate are mostly from Western–countries. After arrival, the Volunteers receive an introduction and will, apart from teaching English, spend their time on various activities. Such as; rice planting, harvesting, boat–trips, restore Temples, building a residential adobe–house, festivals and so on.
|An adobe–house stands for a house made of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses. In this case, with the use of sun baked clay stones.|
The organization is founded by her husband Jack Panasri and has a registration in Thailand. Potential Volunteers are informed about Visa, Work–permit and other requirements that are mandatory.
In case one has relatives or friends abroad who are interested to join above program, do not hesitate to inform them and to introduce them to the Isan Survivor organization.
|Expats living here in Isan are welcome to take part in the program. However, to obtain a work–permit could be a big problem. An additional problem could be that in case one might get the proper papers of Immigration, after being a Volunteer, it is not possible to get your previous visa again. The whole sequence to get that starts all over again.|