Teaching English to Children in South-East Asia

Anna Eberhardt Start Date: Sep 20, 2017 - End Date: Dec 8, 2017
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar (Birma)

My Travel Story

by: Anna Eberhardt Start Date: Sep 20, 2017 - End Date: Dec 8, 2017
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Ghandi

Hi everybody!
My name is Anna and starting in December I will volunteer with children in South-East Asia. It has always been a dream of mine to work with other people, no matter what age, and being able to actively and positively contribute to their lives, watch them grow as individuals and supporting their local community is one of the best experiences I could ever wish for!

I will travel to Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand to teach English to children in order to give them the opportunity to learn a foreign language which increases their future prospects. The educational standards in most schools in this region of Asia differ completely from those in Europe or North America, which is the reason why I chose these countries as my volunteer destinations. Not only will I get to travel, experience a new culture and integrate myself in a new communtiy, furthermore I will get to grow professionally as well as personally.

I will spend two months in a school in Sri Lanka and one month each as a teacher in Myanmar and Thailand. 
Although I have been saving up money for this journey for almost a year, I still could use all the help I can get, since I'll have to include additional costs as well as monthly expenses such as certain utilities which would improve the children's learning experience inside the classroom. The costs of the programs and the airfares amount approximately to €5000. Even though I have already saved almost €3000 , I'll be eternally grateful to everybody who decides to support me and my projects! Your help is incredibly appreciated!!

All the best,
Anna
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar (Birma)