Meet Mono

Mono is a 12 year old Mae La student in grade 6 who is the daughter of one of the teachers in the village. She isn’t the top of the grades in the class and sometimes gets a little bit distracted, but she is always the most excited about class and is respectful and well behaved....

Challenges Abroad in Mae La

In August, we welcomed the first Challenges Abroad group to our partner village, Mae La. The group of six were in the village for a week to renovate an old classroom to be used as a Library/Computer room, painting the school’s canteen as well as teaching English, Art and Sport...

Volunteering With Elephants in Thailand

Elephants have always played an important role in Thai culture and society. Yet in recent years, the use of elephants in tourist camps has become more and more common due to an increase in tourism. We offer volunteers the opportunity to dedicate some time to elephant conservation...

Discovering Northern Thailand: Extension Trip 2015

We left Chiang Mai early on a Saturday morning with an ambitious goal: seeing as much of Northern Thailand as possible in a week. After two weeks of intense volunteering in schools near Chiang Mai, eight volunteers from ACU University, Nid (the partnerships manager of the...