I was just wondering if anyone had ever heard of the Pod company who do teaching english in Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao, and whether this is a reputable company? There are so many bogus companys out there, my friend did one in India last year and it was a nightmare. Anyways apparantly they meet you from the airport, do a tefl course for a week in Bangkok and then take you down to the islands to do some teaching.
I have been to Thailand with some friends a few years ago, but am now looking to do something abit exciting and hopefully worthwhile... if i can! and Asias a great place to do it.
Thanks very much for reading, if you do know of any companys that you have used that do any volunteer work I'd love to hear from you!
I am going to send some info in a PM.
I have just returned from Thailand, where I spent 4 weeks teaching english to thai children. I did not go by an organisation, because I felt it was too expensive. I stayed in eastern Thailand with a local thai teacher and her family. Here I experienced the real Thailand, both in the family and the community. I found Nitaya (the thai teacher) through her homepage: www.mynitaya.com . Here she tells you about her little project, the community and the school. I also emailed some of the former volounteers, and like me, everyone was very positive about their stay at Nitaya. Unfortunately her "questions and answers" on the website has been spammed. So if you want to contact her, please send her an email under "contact". If you want to know more, you are welcome to write me.
Hope you can use some of this.
Thank you Helle,
I have checked out her page which does look really good, decisions decisions eh?!