While in Thailand, you will have the opportunity to be a tangible part of making a difference in the lives of children that need a future that is free of the pain that many of them have experienced. We will work with a children's home in Chiang Saen called Buddies Along the Roadside. Most of the children who reside there have been rescued out of very exploitative situations. Our team will be working daily at their compound doing home improvements, organizing summer camp activities and experiencing field trips with the children. We will work alongside their staff and learn from them as they teach us about their culture and how they care for vulnerable people. We will also have the opportunity to spend time at their street drop in centre at the Myanmar border.
Live Different has been supporting and working with Buddies Along the Roadside since 2007. Together we have helped to construct homes, an office and clinic space, worked on their water treatment centre, improved garden space and helped to build a safe playground for the children.
"I really hope you will choose to join us in Thailand this year - it will change you in so many ways! I have been honoured to be able to lead our teams there and to work alongside of some amazing volunteers on the ground in Thailand. They are incredible men and women and they have taught us so much about hope and about making your life count for much more than you ever thought it could. Each one of our Thailand Builds are unique and full of adventures, but one thing is certain: A Thailand Build is full of lots of laughter, memories, and love. You will leave this trip with an understanding of how exploitation happens and how you can be a part of the solution. I hope you will join us in 2019. Your life will never be the same!" ~Brett Dyrland, Thailand Trip Host
Thank you for your interest in Live Different Builds! Please read through all the following information and feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions.
Austin Gauthier - Programs Administrator:
Minimum Fundraising Requirements:
- Please register by February 8, 2019 to attend.*Must be 16 years old or older to participate in this trip.
- $2,895 This is a minimum amount each volunteer has been asked to fund raise/contribute to Live Different Builds.
- $300 due within 2 weeks of registration.
- $2,595 balance due 6 weeks before this Build starts. Please contact Live Different with any requests to extend this deadline.
**If you are planning a personal vacation in SE Asia, please plan for your stay to be after your Build experience.**