V2T was started in 2014 with the aims of helping farmers and their families and to encourage the development of the region with particular emphasis on guiding the children of the villages to a better future. V2T has since grown and with the constant expansion of its network, it has become a Campus & Cultural Center and platform for all kinds of projects.
V2T is to broaden the boundaries of the children and improve their understanding of the world with our influence and presence so that when they grown up they will be able to act in a wider intercultural dimension. With a better understanding of the world they occupy, they will be better equipped to determine their own destiny. In simplest terms "all project participants will have left behind knowledge and good memories".
V2T, Volunt2Thai - Volunteer to Thailand is an state-licensed association
and has its headquarters in Vienna (Volunt2Thai Austria – association for the promotion of volunteer work). Among our partners is the state aided organization "Weltwegweiser" (“Jugend eine Welt"), supported by the Austrian Development Agency (Agentur der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit).
Through our cooperation with "Worldwide Volunteers”, German volunteers can receive sponsorship from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), allowing them to work with us for a so called "social year" (Entwicklungspolitischer Freiwilligendienst weltwärts). Additionally students can apply for a scholarship in combination with internship at Volunt2Thai.
Beeing Ambassadors to develop Yunus Social Business Centres (YSBC) globally V2T has taken the responsibility to implement Dr Yunus 3 Zeros i.e. zero unemployment, zero net carbon, zero poverty in schools according to school curriculum priorities and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through a process of STEMSEL Invention for Social Good. This all is done with support from Dr Yunus Community Ambassadors (DYCA)
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Volunt2Thai has collaborative partnerships with NGO’s and educational institutions and works with a wide range of partners in all of its fields of competence for the development of different projects taking place at our project sites. In contrast to the project Volunt2Thai which concentrates its efforts on the development of the community with particular focus on the children, the association's aim is to promote and support the volunteer engagement of youths and adults and in so doing, contribute to the development of international cooperation and understanding - download our statutes here
The association can provide the tools and challenges in a variety of spheres to aid and support students, apprenticeships and national and adult education programmes, allowing the potential of volunteer workers to be realised. Additionally, we hope to contribute to science and research in these areas.
June 2018 presentation of the Ban Nong Kung School Model to a wider audience inclusive representatives of the school authorities
VOLUNTEERING / INTERNSHIP / EDUCATIONAL AGREEMENT
Now to you:
You already made it to our site, showing that you are an extraordinary spirit. Exactly what we need. Contribute, everything you need is:
- open mind
- positive attitude
- compassionate heart
- knowledge, experience, practice
motivation to help in any way that you can!
You can't imagine what your knowledge and your mind can change here.
The presence of volunteers will drastically change the lives of the people in the villages over the next ten years and beyond. The current generation of six-year-olds will be educated in English, receive a general understanding of the world and acquire new insight into foreign cultures. This will positively influence and accompany them in their personal development.
The fundamental objective is to ensure that the children of the villagers have the same opportunities of career choice and international, transnational activities as their counterparts in the western world.
We also hope our project will attract attention for longterm economic growth in the village. The exchange of cultures to give the farmers and their families the opportunity to share their valuable knowledge is a plausible start.
Not only will a fair, additional income eventually be procured by farmers, but also negative developments such as the exodus of the younger generation to major cities will be stopped in this economically very poor region.
To date, the project has been set up with the help of project participants (volunteers & interns) from the following countries: USA • France • Vietnam • Germany • Scotland • Australia • Israel • Switzerland • England • Italy • Austria • Hong Kong • China • Netherlands • Brazil • Norway • Mexico • Faroe Islands • Pakistan • India • Nepal • Costa Rica • Spain • Portugal • Latvia • South Africa • Brazil • Singapore • Argentina • Canada • Malta • Russia • Dominican Republic • New Caledonia with new countries frequently being added to the list.