This summer, 2018, I will be spending three weeks in Thailand in order to do some voluntary work! I’m part of a team from my university, and the trip is organised through Challenges Abroad.
We will land in Bangkok airport, and then spend a couple of days in Bangkok to overcome our jet lag. We’ll then spend several days volunteering at an elephant sanctuary, working with the Elephant National Park. In Thailand, elephants are often abused as working animals and many end up disabled. We will help clean and feed the animals while we are there. As an animal lover, this is an absolute dream come true!
After our work at the elephant sanctuary, my team and I will head to the hill-tribe village where we will be volunteering next. There are many things we can do while there, from construction work to teaching English. I’m really looking forward to this part as it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to improve the lives of those living in the village.
In order to volunteer, each member of the team needs to fundraise around £2000. It’s a big challenge but I know that our hard work will pay off eventually. If you’d like to help me achieve my fundraising goal and allow me to make a difference to abused elephants and assist villagers in Thailand, here is the link to my Just Giving page.
Until next time, Dani x