Thailand: Social Impact in the Community

Experience the very best Thailand has to offer this summer! Travel off the beaten track to rural northern Thailand where you will deliver workshops in a beautiful hill tribe village school, support rescued Elephants and explore the land of smiles.

Challenge Snapshot

In the stunning town of Mae Sariang and its neighbouring Hill Tribe villages, while helping the local children start to engage with learning English, STEAM subjects and life skills, you’ll have the opportunity to see a more authentic side to the country, away from popular tourist areas – although you’ll have plenty of time to experience the incredible, eclectic Chiang Mai too. You’ll be surrounded by temples, rice patty fields and incredible mountain views that you’ll be able to explore in your free time.

Available Trip Dates to Book Now

Program Date: 27 July - 24 August 2024 (All Students)

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

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Interested in clocking up some crucial social skills and becoming a role model for local kids in Mae Sariang? Download our Thailand: Social Impact in the Community pack to find out more about this inspiring challenge.

Exciting young hearts and minds

Challenge Overview

We believe that quality education is the key to ending the poverty cycle. On the Thailand Social Impact in the Community programme, you will be based in Mae Sariang, a rural town in Northern Thailand. By participating on this programme, you’ll get to contribute to a range of exciting education projects, such as delivering conversational English sessions to improve children’s competency and confidence speaking English.

We’ll ask you to plan and prepare STEAM and life skills workshops that allow children to learn hands-on, develop their critical thinking skills and become more engaged in their education. You’ll also get the opportunity to give more practical help – gardening, painting and improve facilities at local schools to create a safer and more conducive learning environment for the children.

Improve education quality

Develop critical thinking

You will be working in our partner schools to deliver exciting workshops that allow children to learn hands-on, helping to build their confidence and critical thinking skills. Your project will be tailored to meet the skill set of the group, however you will be working in our community partner schools to deliver workshops that inspire children to enjoy going to school.

You will be working on a range of projects that help improve education quality. This may include running life skills workshops that build children’s confidence and encourage transferable skills like problem solving, conflict resolution, teamwork, career planning and leadership. 

Focussed on the UN Sustainability Goals


Quality Education


Clean Water & Sanitation


Climate Action


Life Below Water

Download our PDF Itinerary

Interested in clocking up some crucial social skills and becoming a role model for local kids in Mae Sariang? Download our Thailand: Social Impact in the Community pack to find out more about this inspiring challenge.

What’s Included / Not Included?

What’s Included?

24/7 in-country support
All accommodation
3 meals a day
In-country transport
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Yellow participant t-shirt
Pre-departure support, including full challenge briefing
An incredible experience

What’s Not Included?

Visa (free for UK citizens)
Travel Insurance
Personal spending money
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An average day
on the project

Expect the unexpected! There’s only so much you can do to prepare before you arrive in Chiang Mai. You’ll need to be flexible and to think on your feet during the programme. The nature of working in a developing country like Thailand means that plans can also change at the last minute and each day might not turn out how you expected it to – but this is all part of the challenge!

Call us on +44 (0) 1635 88 93 93 to speak with one of our team and begin planning your journey to becoming a Global Citizen

Your Climate Impact

By taking part in this trip, you’ll be contributing to climate change, but you’ll also be igniting positive change. That’s why we pay the full cost of offsetting your impact.
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192Kg of CO²e

Average carbon footprint per person

Impact for others, Impact for you.

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