Title

Kop Khun Kah

Date

5-31-2018 1:45 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 2:00 PM

Location

HWC 205

Session Chair

Kathryn Plummer

Session Chair

Alejandra Vera-Oronia

Session Chair

Zoe Chan-Tuyub

Session Title

WOU Alternative Break Program

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Kathryn Plummer

Abstract

Eight WOU students, seven temples, six grade levels, five teaching days, four subjects, three flights, two weeks, and one unforgettable Winter Break. Kop Khun Kah – the Thai phrase for “thank you” was all we could say while volunteering in Thailand. A commonly used phrase, that held such a deep meaning in every word spoken by the people of Thailand that we encountered. Kop khun kah to the inspiring children of Chiang Kian and Ban Huai school whom we were fortunate enough to teach English lessons. Although, we were “the teachers,” it was in fact the children who taught us so much about Thailand and themselves; many lessons and memories we will cherish forever. Kop khun kah to the hill tribes of Chiang Rai for not only allowing us to teach their children, but experience their culture firsthand and provide us with a special outlook on the modern world around us. Kop khun kah to the Alternative Break program for making it all possible. Thanks to the program over 100 children in Thailand received exposure and access to English through our team this Winter Break and in return, team members embarked on this journey towards self-discovery while losing themselves in the service of others.

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May 31st, 1:45 PM May 31st, 2:00 PM

Kop Khun Kah

HWC 205

Eight WOU students, seven temples, six grade levels, five teaching days, four subjects, three flights, two weeks, and one unforgettable Winter Break. Kop Khun Kah – the Thai phrase for “thank you” was all we could say while volunteering in Thailand. A commonly used phrase, that held such a deep meaning in every word spoken by the people of Thailand that we encountered. Kop khun kah to the inspiring children of Chiang Kian and Ban Huai school whom we were fortunate enough to teach English lessons. Although, we were “the teachers,” it was in fact the children who taught us so much about Thailand and themselves; many lessons and memories we will cherish forever. Kop khun kah to the hill tribes of Chiang Rai for not only allowing us to teach their children, but experience their culture firsthand and provide us with a special outlook on the modern world around us. Kop khun kah to the Alternative Break program for making it all possible. Thanks to the program over 100 children in Thailand received exposure and access to English through our team this Winter Break and in return, team members embarked on this journey towards self-discovery while losing themselves in the service of others.