It has been almost 2 weeks now since I arrived in Fang and started as a volunteer with Blood Foundation. In the beginning everything that was happening was almost too much, all the new people, the new environment, the differences in culture, the teaching. So much going on...
By now, I found my own place in it all: in Fang, in the schools and in the organisation and I'm so glad I am here!
During my stay I will write about what is happening: what have I been doing, how is it going, the great things, the hard things. Everything.
Yesterday it was Loi Krathong Day in Thailand, and I had a great day at Moung Choum government school and the Daylight school.
Loi Krathong at Moung Choum
When we (Ben and the other volunteer, David) arrived at the school in the morning, and it couldn't have been clearer that it wasn't a normal school day. Every 10 seconds you would hear firework go off, in the middle of the sport field a group of students were leaving huge happy colored Khom Loi's in the air and groups of students were letting their selfmade Loi Krathongs on the water. To understand and to imagine, just take a look at the pictues. It's absolutely wonderful!!
After school 1 up to school 2! Two completely different schools. Moung Choum a big government school, Daylight a tiny refugee school. Those big differences were a reason for an exchange between the two schools. A group of the children from Moung Choum went to Daylight school and we went with them. The Moung Choum kids still in their bright blue clothes, met the Daylight students,with the girls in their most beautiful dresses. With another volunteer, Chris, as the teacher, we played games with everybody together. First getting used to each other, then getting to know each other a little bit and finally just having a lot of fun and a good time together. In the end we had our own Khom Loi session, what turned out to be a great way of team building!