I want to share some recent pictures from our English teaching project, but as a change of pace, here are photos where the kids aren’t the emphasis. So no smiling children this time, but I hope you see how rich in character the communities where we work are. Here are a few shots of the Bangkok neighborhoods and our indispensable volunteers.
This first set is pictures from the morning session in a community along the railroad tracks not far from central Bangkok. Click on the pictures to make them larger.
Sometimes we meet outside right along the tracks, other morning we meet in the mosque within the community. As you can see there’s very little room to teach. The space for play is even smaller. Often places where the children end up playing are dangerous, like the area below with the plank of nails sticking up.
The last few pictures are from both communities and I selected these to highlight the volunteers who have shared their Saturday with us. All of the volunteers pictured have joined us teaching on several occasions and are crucial in helping us build relationships with the communities.
We’ve had really good volunteer turn out. Thanks for your help spreading the word and don’t worry if you still want to see recent pictures of our smiling students, visit us on facebook.