Category Archives: Volunteer Story

Recycling Workshop

Here at Freedom House we recycle a lot. Nothing will end in the trash can. For everything we’ll find a next purpose. Back at home, for us that’s Holland, we wouldn’t think about saving a broken parasol. Why save it if you don’t use it anymore…? Just buy a new one! During our trip trough […]
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Peace Cranes

I have always admired the Japanese tradition of origami – those teeny tiny pieces of paper folded to create beautiful birds, flowers and animals are awe inspiring – but I have never managed to successfully fold anything more intricate than an envelope. That all changed however, when I decided that Freedom House should be the […]
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Krissy's Thai Travelogue!

After a long flight from Germany to Thailand, I finally arrived in Chiang Mai on the 5th of September, excited but nervous at the same time. I did not know what to expect, how the work would be in such a different country and how the students would behave, so I entered Freedom House on […]
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When I arrived at Freedom House, the first impression I got was that it wasn’t really a school, it was just a regular house. But as I walked in, the atmosphere changed. The walls were decorated with learning posters; the shelves were full of children’s books and for breaktime, another shelf was filled with toys. […]
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My name is Nicole. I come from Germany and I worked as a volunteer at Freedom House in Chiang Mai for 4 weeks. I taught the kids class in the evening for 2 hours a day together with other volunteers. The kids are between 7 and 14 years old. I knew about Freedom House from […]
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Hi, I am Daniel, a volunteer from the Netherlands. I came to Chiang Mai to volunteer in a small school called Freedom House. I did this for a month and I really loved it. I had never taught before and I have to admit that it’s very nice to do. You teach the Burmese refugees […]
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