Thailand's stunning natural beauty and fascinating mixture of cultures have earned it a place as one of the world's most sought after travel destinations. While many travellers come to its shores for rest and relaxation, the country has experienced a recent surge in the number of grown up volunteers, eager to help rebuild impoverished communities.
Mature travellers who want to explore more than Thailand's incredible coastline can find both adventure and an insightful experience by opting to travel with leading career break provider Gap Year for Grown Ups. This week the company has launched a brand new trip that allows volunteers to make a significant impact on the lives and future of underprivileged children.
The new Thailand School Development Volunteers project is based in the beautiful rural province of Surin and offers a unique view of life in Thailand. Funds for education and school renovation are limited in Thailand and essential repairs are often beyond the reach of poverty-stricken communities. The programme focuses on the conditions of over 1000 schools and educational buildings in Surin, and aims to improve the standard of education for local youngsters by giving them a better learning environment.
Volunteers can play a hands-on role and flex their muscles with building and construction, as well as getting creative with restoration and development projects. There will be plenty of opportunities for travellers to get involved in a range of activities including building outside teaching facilities, renovating kitchens, providing access to running water and improving hygiene facilities. For those with more of an artistic flair, there may also be the chance to lend a hand with decorating classrooms and libraries or discover their green fingers making gardens and play areas.
Mature adventurers who want to experience community life, and make a worthwhile contribution can find out more about the project by visiting http://www.inspiredbreaks.co.uk/Thailand-School-Development-Volunteers.Those who book before the 31st January can also knock an impressive 10% off their trip with Gap Year for Grown Ups limited promotion; details can be found at http://www.inspiredbreaks.co.uk/Special-Offers or by calling 01892 701881 to speak to an expert adviser.