Lanna Educational Adventures: Om Goi Project

Om Goi project

Introduction

Located in the beautiful northern highlands of Thailand, this illuminating yet challenging journey gets travellers up-close and personal with traditional Thai ethnic minority life. Meet and work alongside the locals in a remote village just beyond Om Goi Town, and learn such local skills like cooking, basket weaving and even bamboo-bicycle making! Spend each day giving back on a community project and local Maeramit Luang School – highlighted with special opportunities to connect with locals during nightly homestays in the village.

Main subjects focus

  • International Baccalaureate CAS
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Related Subjects

  • Geography
  • Development Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Outdoor Education
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Student Outcomes

  • Help fight poverty through development
  • Help build responsible tourism projects
  • Discover local traditions and cultures
  • See the world through the eyes of another
  • Live, learn and laugh with local communities

Duke of Edinburgh International Award

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Introduction

ETA is proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the Adventurous Journey section. We encourage a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition to truly unique destinations. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.

ETA provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

Award Requirements

Bronze– two days and one night; average of six hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 12 hours of purposeful effort in total.

Silver– three days and two nights; average of seven hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 21 hours of purposeful effort in total.

Gold– four days and three nights; average of eight hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 32 hours of purposeful effort in total.

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Award Framework

ETA works with schools to assist students achieve the Award’s three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

At each level ETA assists schools with service, skills, and adventurous journeys.

ETA’s five community-development projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are ideal destinations for students to conduct community service, learn new skills take part in adventurous journeys while home-staying in rural village communities.

Angkor Experiences: Knapor Project

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Introduction

This in-depth and service-based experience in rural Cambodia focuses on poverty reduction hand-in-hand with a local community. Following a fun and informative introduction to Cambodia at the Angkor Temple Complex, this journey combines hands-on work with locals in Knapor Village construction, daily English classes with local children and new culturally-immersive experiences each evening. Your community work is carried out in a rural village outside of Siem Reap – with accommodation at a local family’s home!

Main Subject Focus

  • International Baccalaureate CAS
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Related Subjects

  • Geography
  • Development Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Outdoor Education
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Student Outcomes

  • Help fight poverty through development.
  • Help build responsible tourism projects.
  • Discover local traditions and cultures.
  • See the world through the eyes of another.
  • Live, learn and laugh with local communities.