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The scholarships project for young girls of minority groups goes on PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:13

During our last trip to Thailand we have seen how the three girls who receive scholarships for education and accommodation from Udutama and two volunteers, Imma and Clara, are taking a very good profit of their studies.

 

Nam

We visited the Vocational College in Chiang Rai where Nam is studying Tourism.

We could talk with Pieerapong Jundao, one of her teachers and adviser. He told us that Nam is a good student, and she always comes to class. She got a 3.7 out of 4 in her GPA (Grade Point Avaluation) in the first semester and a 3.2 in the second, when she started working.

 

Nam works in a restaurant from 17 to 24 h. She earns around 200 baht per day, money that she gives entirely to her family of 5 brothers and sisters. She has a good relation with her boss as she has some flexibility if she cannot go to work one day.

Pond

 

We visited the Agricultural School, where Pond is studying, 12 km out of Chiang Rai. It was hollidays and the teachers were not there. She got a 3.2 in her GPA in the first semester. She was waiting for the results of the second semester. It's very difficult for her to find a part-time job because the College is too far from the city. She is happy with her studies and we could see that while she was showing us how they grow some plants there. The bicecle is very usefull to her as the College has different areas very far from each other.

Mei

 

 

Mei decided to stay in a dorm run by christian lahu staff, the same ethnic minority than hers. She didn't feel the peace she wanted when she was sleeping at the school dorm. That's why she decided to move to this other dorm, which is sorrounded with nature. Mei likes painting and writing poems and there she finds the peaceful conditions she expected. We talked with the director and teacher of the lahu dorm.He teaches the students how to become a good leader. Mei belongs to the "red lahu" subgroup. This group is the most vulnerable specially for the girls as their parents usually only think to marry their daughters. But Mei's family is an exception, they want their daughter to study. In her first semester she got a 3.29 and she was waiting for the results of the second semester. We visited her school as well. It was hollidays there and we could not find any teacher. But we could see how huge is the school, a special one for minority group students.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:52
 
Thailand 2014 volunteers programs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:33

In 2014 there are 2 open programs all year round. The first, called Mom Tik Camp, consists of teaching English (or French) in public schools of Isan, northeast of Thailand. It is the 4 th year that we offer this program. The first year 25 volunteers signed up, the second 35 and last year up to 39, all of them with a very high level of satisfaction.

The second, called "alternative community-based tourism" is a new program that combines classic volunteering to help the community with alternative tourism, to support a program of our community-based tourism partnership, that aims to develop ethnic minorities of northern Thailand.

 

Registration procedure of a Thailand volunteer program in 2014



1. Ask for the information document and registration form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Read the document with all the information about the programs. You must choose one of the programs we offer. Later in this article you have links to graphic information of the programs 


Click here to open or download the info sheet (in spanish)


2. Fill the reservation form and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it To facilitate our work, please put your name as the name of the document form.


Click here to open or download the application form for Mom Tik Camp volunteer program



Click here to open or download the application form for the alternative community based tourism volunteer program



3. Once received, we will contact with our counterparts in Thailand to see if there is availability of places. When they answer, we'll send you an email with the provisional confirmation. 


4. If you agree, within a maximum of 10 days after receiving this confirmation, you have to transfer the 40 € or 53 US$ registration fee to the following account of the association UDUTAMA: 

Caja Ingenieros:  3025-0002-48-1433320925 

(IBAN: ES38 3025 0002 4814 3332 0925)


If your prefer you may also transfer the fee to the PayPal account associated with the email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Put your name as the sender and send, please, an email to the address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it reporting us about the transfer. With this admission, your place is definitly booked. From this moment you can buy a plane ticket and arrange your trip.

5. You will receive a document with more concrete information on the meeting point of Thailand, contact telephone numbers and final recommendations.


After your experience, we would like to know about it, what you liked most and least. This evaluation allows us to improve the process for future volunteers. 

If you want to know more about the experience of other volunteers, visit el blog de Udutama.

Thank you in advance for your interest and wish you a truly rewarding experience!




 

Select a program:

Program - Mom Tik's Camp and teaching english at public schools in Isan - 2 weeks

 

 

 
2013 Reports PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 09:55

 

You can already read the 2013 activities and economic reports of Udutama Association.

 

2013 Activities Report

 

 

2013 Economic Report (sorry, only in spanish)

 

 

We want to thank again the staff, members, volunteers, partners and supporters for the good work done!

 

 
Photo exhibition Gracia Solidaria 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 January 2014 10:22

 

From 9 to 29 january the exhibition of the "2nd photo contest Gracia Solidaria 2013" will take place in the Gracia District main building,

in Plaça de la Vila 2 in Barcelona.

The winner is the volunteer from Udutama, Isabel Arroyos, with her photo "Brush Time". She went to the Mom Tik Camp Volunteer program in Thailand.

 

You can see a short video of the awards ceremony here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnNjgZKDaH8

We would like to thank also the Thai Barcelona restaurant for their colaboration in one of the awards.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 10:36