The activities of the workcamp will be the following:
• Learning about the swamp ecosystem through walking and animal/tree watching;
• Learning and practicing local crafts from the wisdom of villagers using raw materials: mattresses, bags, fishing tools, natural straws, etc.
• Making signs and other awareness-related art and exhibiting it in a 1-day installation;
• Practicing healthy and sustainable daily lifestyle, planting trees.
FOOD and ACCOMODATION
Volunteers will sleep in a local school. There will be simple mats, pillow and mosquito net. You will need to bring your sleeping bag and a small mattress. There are basic toilets, showers and a kitchen at the school canteen. The villagers will help the volunteers to cook.
Kuan Khreng is a small village of Nakorn Sri Tammarat province, South Thailand.
Cha uat district town is 20 km away and Patthalung city is just about 40 km. Both have a hospital, ATM, and market.
Volunteers will join hands with local communities of South Thailand to raise awareness about the rich ecosystem of tropical peat swamp. This event is organized after the big fire of July-Aug 2019 that damaged an important part of the swamp by two local organizations “Withee Tai” community and “Kon Rak Tin” (=People love the local).
The volunteers should be ready to stay in a local area, to adapt to the local conditions with only basic facilities. Very few local people are able to speak in English.