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Help me volunteer in Thailand
$825 raised
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At the end of this year (2013) I will be going to Thailand to do 2 weeks of conservation volunteering and 2 weeks of some fun activities like white water rafting and tree top zip-lining. I am doing this through International Student Volunteers (ISV)
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At the end of this year (2013) I will be going to Thailand to do 2 weeks of conservation volunteering and 2 weeks of some fun activities like white water rafting and tree top zip-lining. I am doing this through International Student Volunteers (ISV)
Thailand is still a developing country where communities lack basic infrastructure and education. Currently, beautiful Asian Elephants, Gibbons, Macaques and many other wildlife are disappearing in Thailand due to habitat destruction, illegal poaching and black markets.
In my 2 weeks of volunteering, I will be caring and rehabilitating elephants and gibbons as well as spending some time doing community work like educating children and building roads or wells.
My ultimate aim during my stay in Thailand, apart from rehabilitating the animals and making them happy, is to educate the people so that they understand the effects that the destructive activities have on their wildlife. Even if I only get through to one person, eventually a chain reaction will start and when enough people understand, they will have the power to change the system and break the cycle. This is the most effective way to ensure that the wildlife in Thailand will remain happily in the wild without the need of help from volunteers (which is the whole point of volunteering). This way I can leave knowing that the animals will be able to survive in a sustainable environment for many years to come.
This is an opportunity I have been waiting for and am so very excited. But I am a uni student and would really appreciate as much help and support as possible.
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