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This is a great opportunity for your students to learn about refugee issues and help build a resilient community. Join us in Thailand!

Mushroom Hut

Learning about refugee issues

This mushroom farm was built in the summer of 2017 by a youth group with machetes in hand, working side by side with their Kareni peers in the mountainous jungle to build a mushroom hut. The
Kareni people live as refugees with no citizenship. Parents must go to the cities to work illegally and children are left in the community with few adults to oversee them.

The money gained by selling the mushrooms will be part put back to buy seed for the next crop and fund learning materials for the school. The rest will be distributed to families so they can buy food and other essential items. This new mushroom hut brings income and opportunity for the village, keeping families together.

This is a great opportunity for your students to learn about
refugee issues and help build a resilient community. Join us
in Thailand!

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in local Kareni culture in the mountains  in Northern Bangkok
  • Work alongside Kareni villagers building a Mushroom hut
  • Teach sports activities & English
  • A workshop learning about immigrant issues from
    immigrants living in Klong Toey, Bangkok’s largest slum
  • Visit the floating market, learn about the history of immigration and trade in Bangkok
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary
  • Learn about Buddhism
  • Learn to cook organic Thai food
  • Caving and kayaking
  • Hot springs
  • Bangkok city tour
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Mushroom Hut

Sample Itinerary: 18 days

 Day  Activity

1-2

Travel to Thailand

3

Arrive Chaing Mai, orientation

4

City tour, Doi Suthep mountain temple, organic cooking school

5

Elephant sanctuary and bamboo rafting, Northern Thai dinner

6-10

Community service with the Kareni people, evenings spent
planing activities for the next day and reflection

11

Travel to Pang Mapha, kayaking and caving

12

Travel to Pai for hot springs and hiking

13

Overnight on a floating house boat, kayaking, swimming,
sail boating, water trampoline

14

Fly to Bangkok, visit the Grand Palace, Big Buddha Hill and Wat Arun

15

Floating Market, take a long boat tour and learn about the history of Bangkok trade and the immigrant experience helping to build the city

16

Klong Toey workshop, learn about immigrant issues from immigrants living in Klong Toey, Bangkok’s largest slum, dinner on the Chao Phraya river

17

Depart Thailand

18

Arrive US
Oren Ovadya

I have served as a group leader for many teen service trips. My latest trip to Thailand with Global Village Connect Travel was above and beyond my expectations. It was packed with learning, meaning, and adventure. We connected with a truly appreciative community that sees few volunteers or tourists. Together, we built a mushroom hut. Shortly after returning, we received an update from the community that they had sold their first batch of mushrooms. The teens could really understand the impact they made!

-Oren Ovadya, Group Leader

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