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Service Learning in Thailand

$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 7 people in 67 months



As a junior in the Public Health Program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, I have the amazing opportunity of participating in the Service Learning program in Thailand this upcoming May 2014! While in Thailand I will help with community health projects, teach English lessons, visit historical sites, tour an AIDS hospice, help repair a water filtration system, along with other experiences that will further my cultural immersion. 

Locally, I currently work and serve at the Hser Ner Moo Refugee Welcome center. I am mentor for the after school Learning for Life program with 1st and 2nd graders. In this program we plan activities that are geared towards improving reading levels while also acclimating the students to American life. This provides the students with a fun learning environment where they can improve their learning abilities in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable. I am also part of a program called Mentoring for Moo, in which 20 Westminster students are paired with refugee teens. In this program, the mentor and mentee meet weekly to work on homework and build lasting relationships. I work with a young Karen girl from Northern Thailand and am really excited for the opportunity to experience first-hand her home country and be able to connect with her on an even deeper level. The majority of my Learning for Life kids are also from Thailand and this experience will help be able to understand their culture and where they are coming from that much more. I have grown to love this center and its purpose and the people it serves!



I know this trip will further my love for culture, service, and learning. Through my experiences at the Hser Ner Moo Refugee Welcome Center and future experiences in Thailand, I am becoming a lifelong humanitarian and I know that this trip will only help me achieve my goals of working in the Global Health field on an international level. 

Any donations would be greatly appreciated! All donations will be applied directly to my travels and living expenses while in Thailand. If you wish to donate to the people that we will be serving in Thailand, I will post updates about fundraisers that the group will be doing throughout the semester! Also, to see what I have been up to and what people on past trips have done, please like the May Term Thailand page on Facebook! Thank you so much for all of your support!! 

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I just got my Typhoid vaccine yesterday!! Thailand is fast approaching, only two more weeks! (: Here are the links to how to get in contact with me while there (if you wish) and our trip itinerary that explains exactly what we are doing in Thailand and why we are doing what we are doing! Thanks again to everyone who has helped me get here, cannot express how grateful I am (:

http://maytermthailand.org/2013/04/24/may-term-faqs-for-family-and-friends-2/

http://maytermthailand.org/2014/04/19/how-to-call-thailand-from-the-us/
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I had so much fun bowling with these two beautiful ladies today! I am so excited to see the area where they grew up in Thailand ! Only two and a half more weeks until the trip of a life time (:
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Last Friday was our annual Thailand Fundraiser Dinner! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported and donated! All of the proceeds from the dinner go directly to Ban Ting Tang community school to improve classrooms and dormitories. We were able to raise approximately $9,000!! The dinner was a huge success (:
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Last Thursday night we had our Keys on Main Fundraiser event! It went really well and we were able to raise $613! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported (:
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$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 7 people in 67 months
Created January 20, 2014
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GE
$100
Grandpa & Grandma Ewald
64 months ago

Nicole, Be very careful oversees, you are a far way from home. We will be thinking of you. Love, Grandma & Grandpa

JO
$100
Jeff and Glenda Oestreicher
65 months ago
LF
$100
Lucy Baez Fiske
66 months ago

So excited for you! You're going to have an amazing time. Love, The Fiske Family Lucy, Bill, David and Adam

PR
$1,000
Papa & Nonna Roberts
67 months ago

Nicole we are so proud of you. You are a real a real blessing. We pray that God will continue to lead and guide you and give you wisdom, knowledge and discernment as you pursue your goals and place of service and ministry. We love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.

JW
$25
Joe Waters
67 months ago

Best wishes from Joe & Adria Waters

$75
Anonymous
67 months ago
DO
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Derek Oestreicher
67 months ago
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