This past weekend I went to a conference called Youth Serving YOUth. In Saraburi, Thailand, 11 groups from all over the country attended. The focus of the conference was to get students to develop a project that they could use back in their community. Projects like youth groups, job creation groups and environmental groups were some of the great ideas developed at the camp. With the help of my counterpart my kids developed a 10 step plan on how to increase recycling and better waste management in Pradu Yuen. The camp was a ton of fun!
In a few short weeks I have gone from bored to overwhelmed with work. I have two projects that I am working on currently. The working with new recycle group along with planning a camp to teach about different cultures is taking up a lot of my time. My next 3 weeks are packed with meetings and other activities. On top of the projects at site, I am involved in a Peace Corps project caller Thai Youth Theater.
What is TYT? Well my friends, I shall explain. In January we will be holding a theater festival where schools from all over Thailand will present a short play or musical that students have been preparing for months. The shows will be completely in English! The three day festival will also have theater training in areas like stage fighting and direction. In a few weeks we will be asking for donations to help fund the festival. I will post more information on how to donate once I know the details. Any amount is greatly appreciated!!
For more information check out http://tytproject.wordpress.com/
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I’ll be thinking of all the delicious food you all get to eat. Make sure to have an extra portion for me.
Until next time.