17.10.18. Pottery/ Clay Art Workshop


 

ใครอยู่อุดรธานี แวะไปเล่นดินได้นะครับ
แป้นหมุนทั้งโบราณหมุนมือ และแบบติดมอเตอร์ มีให้เลือกปั้นครับ หรือจะม้วนดิน เล่นดิน หรือเสนาธรรมได้ตลอด 3 วันครับ. รอดูงานศิลปะจากดินของเด็กๆ พร้อมแพคงานกลับมาเผาให้เป็นที่ระลึกครับ

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Volunt2Thai Campus receive 2 pottery wheels to start pottery classes with the children of Ban Lao Area. The children but also visitors can learn from Master Nakhon Charoenkhun how to work with clay. In parallel the activity is also Inauguration, a start for the future V2T Pottery Art/ Workshop, for the good of the children in our area.

The master, coming from Chiang Mai has agreed to visit V2T and the children for a few days to give training in pottery craft. Mr. Nakhon Charoenkhun is Master of Thai pottery and art, Thai hand made 100% จำหน่าย และรับสั่งทำ งานเซรามิก ทำมือ 100% เพื่อคงคุณค่างานเครื่องปั้นดินเผาไทย และสืบสานงานศิลปะสืบไป


--- please get more information here / ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมที่นี่ดรับ
https://www.facebook.com/charoenkhunpottery/
Pottery Thailand-เครื่องปั้นดินเผาไทย @charoenkhunpottery 
Soi 1, Don Kaew, Saraphi 50140, Thailand

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Our 3 day pottery and clay art workshop will start at 17.10.18. The workshop is sponsored by Caroline and Friends, and by Master Nakhon Charoenkhun from Chiang Mai. The construction start for the art workshop to be built and the pottery wheels were sponsored by BIOGENA https://www.biogena.com and IKUNA https://www.ikuna.at 

In the 3 day workshop Master Nakhon Charoenkhun will teach the children pottery and clay art. We thank all our supporters who make this possible. Thank you enjoy the pictures and please come and assist with your presence at the 17th.

 

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V2T Annual Report 2017 German/English

    


5 Years V2T Project / 2 Years V2T Vienna,

By now, 2017 is behind us and 2018, new perspectives are opening up to us. So it’s a good time to look back on last year: what has Volunt2Thai achieved? And what are our goals for this year? Innovation and sharing expertise will be the common threads, contributing to continuing our success.

We want to say thank you to all helpers sponsors, donors, for supporting V2T's work and the children of Ban Lao district. You all helped us to achieve V2T's success throughout your kindness supporting with time, labour and funds.

In the name of the children of Ban Lao, you all did a great job!
To measure the success, we must remember that 5 years ago, no child in our area could even speak one word of English. For those children the world and the perspectives are not the same as they have been for their parents, you all have helped to build a new reality for those children.

You all made a big Change! Please keep the support ongoing

A big Thank You
Raimund Wagner
President Volunt2Thai
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Volunt2Thai - How was it back then? How is it today?

Corina Veit was 2015 18 years old and was 6 moths with Volunt2Thai, read about her experience.
Volunt2Thai - How was it back then? How is it today? .

Volunt2Thai - How was it back then? How is it today?

When I first came to Ban Nong Phong two years ago everything was different! Many things have changed and developed both visually in the village, at school or in the temple, and structurally of the whole project. The following text is a report of the things that have changed.

The volunteer village:

The first thing that caught my attention was all the new houses that have been built in the village. It was very simple back then: The old wooden house, in which grandma and grandpa normally slept, and another house for the volunteers were the only buildings that existed. Every morning and evening we cycled to Raimund and Linly to have breakfast and dinner. So we mainly stayed at the village to sleep and construct things inside and outside the houses.

We had four bikes for all the volunteers, but today there are eight bikes and two tuk tuks. It is now easier for the volunteers to reach places further away, especially with the two tuk tuks. There used to be only 2 pigs in the barn, but now there are about 10 to 15 pigs and two water buffalos. A third house for sleeping was built and there is a kitchen for preparing and cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner. Furthermore there is a storage room, a library with many books, teaching materials and music instruments. At the language cafe volunteers can store their food in a fridge, but the main purpose of the language cafe is the cultural exchange between volunteers and kids from the village.

During the holiday season the kids can play, learn English or take part in other activities at the cafe. The "book club" at the library will be opened two afternoons per week for the kids. Right at the entrance of the village a big photo wall welcomes you. Here you can see all the steps of the development of the project.

If you stay in the colourful houses of Volunt2Thai you will very quickly become a part of a big family! It is just like a huge outdoor flat-sharing community! The volunteers are very friendly, helpful and are well organized - which makes it easy to settle down in this 'family'. Everyone has to do something to keep the village clean and in a good condition - if everyone is doing that reliably, then it is great place to live together.

Another new house with two floors is in the building phase right now. On the upper floor there is space for some tents, and on the ground floor there will be a cultural centre for english lessons, seminars and speeches. You can already see the cooperations with some universities on posters on the outside of this building.

The volunteers:

Since the project already has a wide reach across the globe, a lot has changed with all the volunteers.Two years ago the people stayed for only a couple of weeks and mainly did some construction work in the village and not very much teaching. Nowadays this has changed completely - all of the volunteers teach at different schools. After school they do some construction work, paint the houses or cut grass or trees. Everything is structured very well, and every Monday there is a meeting whereby everything that has to be done during the following week is discussed.

Another difference is, that most of the volunteers stay for a long time, at least a month, some of them even a whole year. That's a very positive thing, because the children at school can get used to one person for a longer amount of time, and they can improve their English a lot. But if all the volunteers leave after just one month, the kids have to start new with every new teacher.

It's also quite good, that there is not too much coming and going at the village. The capacity of the beds for the volunteers is getting bigger and bigger, so more and more schools can be supplied with English teachers.

The schools:

When I first came to Volunt2Thai there were only two schools (Ban Nong Phong and Ban Nong Khung), that could get teachers on an irregular schedule. Sometimes volunteers went to the kindergarten in Ban Lao to look after the kids.
It was very hard to teach English back then, because the kids could only say and understand 'hello' and nothing else. We couldn't speak Thai, so we were not able to explain anything to them. You see - it was very complicated and sometimes impossible to teach anything. But we tried it and most of the time we played some educational games with them.

Today, two years later it is so unbelievably wonderful to see and listen to how much their English has improved. Nearly every student comes to you and starts talking and asking you stuff, so you can chitchat with them about simple topics. I am really amazed and excited by the improvement that all the volunteers have achieved in just two years! Right now it’s not only possible to teach in the same two schools as before, but also at Ban Nong Si Samran, Ban Lao and Ban Nong Hung. That's really awesome and great for all the kids who get the chance to learn English.

With the the new director and new teachers at Ban Nong Khung school they experience a significant upturn. The new director is very interested, motivated and very involved in developing more and more English lessons. You can really feel and see the progress of the project in each school! Many of the kids seem much more interested in learning a new language than two years ago.

The surrounding villages:

Because of the project, many people in the surrounding villages are changing their minds about 'farangs' (European people).The presence of the volunteers is an enrichment for everyone! The cultural exchange between local and foreign people is huge. In some villages there are new shops being built because the need for it is rising. One family in Ban Nong Phong is offering a laundry service for the volunteers, so they don't have to drive 40 minutes to Amphoe Phen anymore.
Two years ago it was kind of a sensation, when you cycled along the village's streets but now it is already normal - the openness towards foreign people is increasing.

At the temple:

The biggest development at Mae Chi's temple in Ban Moo is that there are some new buildings made out of old wood. The „Chedi“ is also growing, and the dangerous bamboo framework got exchanged for plastered walls. Very detailed handwork is behind all of that. There are some art projects like modelling sculptures taking place at the temple. Mae Chi is like Volunt2Thai - you have to work hard and with all of you heart for something, even if there are occasionally very hard moments. But you always have to be sure that you are doing something amazing!

In other countries:

The presentation of Volunt2Thai in countries other than Thailand happened mainly via facebook back then. But nowadays there is a huge network of volunteers all around the world who stay in contact and represent the project. The members come from Hong Kong, Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Scotland and soon from Switzerland too. In Austria 'Volunt2Thai Österreich - Verein zur Förderung von Freiwillgenarbeit' was founded and has already been at some volunteer fairs.

The Website www.volunt2thai.com has a completely new design and is very detailed, informative and continuously updated. The cooperation with universities in Belgium, Germany, France and Canada is great to spread the idea of the project! All in all I can tell you that Volunt2Thai has developed a lot since I first volunteered there. So many hard-working and kind-hearted humans helped to push the project forward. After two years I am very happy to see what has changed in such a short time!

I wish Raimund, his relatives, all the wonderful people in the villages and the whole Volunt2Thai family all the best for the future, and that the project continues to grow ike that!
This project is something very special and important!

Corina Veith - Volunteer at V2T 2015/2018

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那段难忘的经历,那些可爱的人们。 回想起在 Volunt2Thai 做志愿者的经历,

那段难忘的经历,那些可爱的人们。
 
回想起在 Volunt2Thai 做志愿者的经历,那已经是快是2年前的事情了,很多事情都会随着时间慢慢被遗忘,但是始终有些人或事情一直停留在那美好的瞬间,偶尔我会说起那段不一样的经历,偶尔会想念那些可爱的人。
 
那些人。
Raimund。时常会在Facebook看到项目更新的情况,偶尔会发信息聊聊相互的情况,一直保持者不错的关系。这2天他请我帮忙写一篇关于项目的体验感,那我就从他这个人说起吧。Raimund是项目的发起人和负责人,来自奥地利,是一个执着于公益事业的老兄弟。他时常会和志愿者去讨论项目的发展问题,了解我们对项目的建议和意见。根据我们每个人不同的特点和意愿,安排具体的工作内容。他特别健谈且充满正能量,晚上我们时常坐在篝火傍边,聊天南海北,而且总会鼓励我做不一样的尝试,支持我的坚持。
 
泰国大男孩。我义工那段时间他正好学校放假,时常来志愿者中心帮忙。我因为在小学里教中文,常会有沟通不顺畅,他也会帮我翻译。在学校里工作的一个多月,他常会邀请我去他家做客,提供泰国当地的美食,我没事的时候也会去他家的文具店找他聊天。最让我感动的是,我们离开的那天,他和他爸爸开车送我去较远的火车站。
 
志愿者。我们这一批志愿者来自五湖四海,有英文老师,手工老师,医院护士,工程师等等,大家背景和技能各不相同,所以被工作内容和服务对象也是不太一样。大家都会统一生活在志愿者中心,时间久了慢慢关系和感情越来越好,没事会一起聊聊天,逛逛市场。记得最有意思的是大家一起庆祝圣诞节,相互准备了好多礼物,邀请小朋友们一起参加表演节目,大家开心的跳着,唱着。
 
那些难忘的经历:
我是一个动手能力很差的人。但在Raimund鼓励下,我开始用废旧的木材做了一把小木凳,从选取合适的材料,切割,组装,上色等他都给了我很多建议。最后我还给它添加了一些中国元素,我在最上面画了2个倒着的福字,让小木凳显得更有灵性。
 
中文主要是教小朋友比较容易而且易学的,比如数字,日常交流用语。孩子都学得很快,每次下课的时候,孩子喜欢围着我一遍又一遍的说他们刚学过的内容。特别好玩的一次,上课之前我在琢磨今天的教学内容,突然想到电影不见不散里葛优教美国社区警察中文的片段,“今天吃了吗?没吃回家吃点吧”,后来孩子们真的学得很快,天天都会问我同样的问题,给我同样的答案。
 
当然还有很多有趣的事情,开拖拉机去收大米,骑三轮摩托车载着其他志愿者去教小朋友英文,参加学校运动会,画墙画,学习蘑菇种植,铺地板,除杂草等等。当我想起这点点滴滴,我嘴角就会上扬,微微一笑。
 
快2年了,我现在只能通过照片视频努力的回忆那些往事,想念那段无忧无虑时光。如果有机会,我愿意回去看看那些人,追忆下当年的影子。
 
Zack
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Educational Agreement between V2T & Rajabhat University

V2T provides free Internship for 3 Students from Rajabhat University which will join V2T to practice "Business English" starting with December 2018 until March 2019

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