Our group left the remote village of Mae Salak full of gratitude for the hospitality we experienced from the local people. We were inspired to continue our community service work in Chiang Mai, this time providing English lessons to the students at the Watpakoita School. We covered a lot of ground during our six-day stay in Chiang Mai: from service, to elephants, to zip lining in the jungle.
We began our visit with an extensive Thai cooking lesson, which included a visit to a local food market to see where our ingredients come from. We even tasted different fruits during our visit.
Our guide informed us that the children at Watpakoita look forward to the Westcoast group visit every year. Trip Members were divided into small groups to create lesson plans tailored to grades 1-6. When we arrived at the school, the excitement was palpable. The lessons began in the morning and Keep Reading »