Interview with the founder
Interested in the history of Volunt2Thai. Mr. Wagner, who came to Thailand by accident after completing his education was ready for an interview.
Mr. Wagner, how does Volunt2Thai work?
Volunt2thai first started as a private initiative that I launched in 2014 with the support of my family and some close friends. It is a project that should be sustainable and a kind of help for self-help. We want to give the children of the surrounding villages a future and to vitalize the region.
How did you get involved privately?
To explain that, I have to think back 25 years. After completing my education, I was able to save some money and planned to go to Australia. By accident, however, I landed in Thailand, in Bangkok. I was always eager to learn, I easily learned the Thai language, so I soon got assignments as an interpreter for various companies. Right next to the office buildings and the house where I lived laid the slums. I often stayed in these - on the one hand to learn the language in conversation with the people, on the other hand, to learn how life works in Bangkok. I found out how people of the same age where doing without education. I learned about the cares and needs of young families, young women and men.