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A 5-day teaching and sightseeing experience for only 12,000B per person

The Group Teaching programme spans five days (throughout the year*).This is a valuable opportunity to give children a helping hand towards a better life, and learn about the hilltribes of northern Thailand at the same time. Volunteers depart from Mirror with a new insight, and often a new outlook, on life. It not only puts life into perspective, it reignites values that can be forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily existence back home.

Itinerary

Program commences at 10am, please pre-arrange your arrival time. Our staff can discuss options with you if necessary.

Day 1

  • 10am - get picked up at the relevant location: airport, bus station, or guesthouse, in Chiang Rai
  • Enjoy the trip from town to our foundation, 16km into the beautiful Thai countryside
  • Receive orientation about Mirror, and a presentation about hill tribe culture, and the do's and don’ts for staying in a hilltribe village
  • Teaching Workshop and preparation
  • Spend the night at The Mirror Foundation

Day 2

  • Teach at a local primary school for the entire day
  • Spend the night at the Mirror Foundation

Day 3

  • Teach at a local primary school for the entire day
  • Take a walk around the night bazaar for shopping, and to watch the evening entertainment (buy hill tribe handicrafts and see traditional Lanna performances)
  • Spend the night at the Mirror Foundation

Day 4

  • Play sports with your students for the morning
  • Visit Ruammit village (Karen hill tribe)
  • Take a scenic two hour elephant ride up the hill to Yafu village (Lahu hill tribe)
  • Homestay with the villagers and learn how to speak some simple Lahu phrases
  • Spend the night at Yafu village

Day 5

  • Trekking down from the hill (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Enjoy lunch, packed in banana leaf
  • Visit a local waterfall and the hill tribe museum at Jalae village (Lahu hill tribe)
  • Return to Chiang Rai town

Details may be subject to change without notice

Fee

12,000 Baht per person

  • Available for groups only
  • Minimum 6 people

Excludes teaching resources - groups are advised to purchase these at home, so that they are ready to be used on day 1

How to apply

Click here to fill in the form specifically for group volunteers. On receipt of the form, we will contact you to talk further about the details.

Payment

Deposit

  • Minimum 50% deposit must be paid via PayPal, with the balance paid on arrival in Thai baht
  • Deposit is non-refundable - only pay the deposit after dates and basic details have been agreed
  • Deposit must be paid at least 15 days in advance of arrival
  • Any transaction fees must be paid for by the group

Balance of payment

  • Balance must be paid on arrival, before activities begin
  • Balance must be paid in Thai Baht
  • Credit cards, debit cards, cheques, and other forms of payment are not accepted

*The programme is not offered during March, at Christmas, or at New Year. This is because all schools are busy with exams, or holiday activities. Schools in Thailand shut for holidays during March, April, the first half of May, and October - we can organise teaching for our scholarship students or in villages during this time (except March).

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