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Tiphaine: “I have discovered people and a culture of incredible generosity”.

On June 1, 2018, in Tambon Tha Song Yang, a difficult awakening for the start of the school year, karen, thai, science, geography and English classes for the children. Tasting of 100 year old eggs (7 months old), football activity with the ch…

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Tim: “I was one of their brothers before I was their teacher, I was part of a family before I was part of a school.”

When applying for certain civic services, I always had in mind “it looks good”, “it must be interesting”… But as soon as I read the description of this mission, I read the mission of my dreams, I even refused …

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Shirley: “Thank you for making me feel me again, thank you for opening my eyes and most of all thank you for showing me the kind of person I can be.”

“It’s (already) the end of the school year at TMK! We taught for 10 months in the school’s post-baccalaureate program, our students took their exams in our subjects (English, math and economics) and many others! After …

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Romain: “Today I can say that what may seem like culture shock can be understood and bring another view of life if we take the time to open our minds to what we see.”

Before I left: I had some apprehensions before I left because it was my first time volunteering. How should I behave? How do I communicate with the children for me who doesn’t speak Thai? What is the context of my departure? These are al…

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Melissa: “This assignment at Thoo Mweh Khee Learning Centre has been the most rewarding experience of my life.”

This assignment at Thoo Mweh Khee Learning Centre was the most rewarding experience of my life. Having had the chance to be with the Karen people and to live alongside them for several months allowed me to (re)discover the notions of simplic…

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Marianne: “The students here have nothing to do with the students in my country.”

Today is the day I have to leave Thoo Mweh Khee. It has been the best experience of my (short) life, there is no other way to say it. For the students, I love each and every one of you. The students here are nothing like the students in my country, an…

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Margaux: “An experience rich in emotion. We teach children a lot, but we also learn a lot from them.”

Initially, one of the positive aspects of my mission was the relationship with the locals. I was very well received, and links were gradually created. They were very attentive and listened to the volunteers on site. Then, the adaptation wa…

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Loïs: “The lack of comfort and hygiene (…) is greatly compensated by the satisfaction of knowing it is useful”

After a very long plane trip and 3 hours by bus, I finally arrived at the Learning Centre in Ban Tha Song Yang. There I met 3 other volunteers who, like me, had come to teach English to the children of the centre. They explained to me what they knew …

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Laurine: “I’m thrilled to have made my contribution to HCA and I look forward to coming back.”

Hello everyone, My name is Laurine and I’m 23 years old. I went to do humanitarian work during my gap year. I decided to get involved with AIME and especially in Honduras because I thought the project was simply wonderful and we had a lot …

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Jérémie: “Teachers are deeply respected in Burmese society.”

My name is Jérémie, I am 25 years old and I had the chance to go to Mandalay (Myanmar) for an eight-month mission of civic service thanks to the association AIME as a social science teacher. I worked at Phaung Daw Oo, a monastic school founded in …

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A look back at Ilona’s first week in the Ban Pak Audomsung centre

Ilona, a young woman of 21 years old, decided to go on a 3-month humanitarian mission to the Ban Pak Audomsung Learning Centre to give English lessons to Karen children living in Thailand. In this testimony, Ilona tells us how her first week a…

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Sandrine: “Here I am in Vietnam and I would like to share my experience with you”

Hello everyone! I have been in Vietnam for three weeks and I would like to share my experiences with you all! I live in Pavi, a village located in the city of Meo Vac. Meo Vac is a small town in the Ha Giang province of northern Vietnam. This is the p…

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