education, environment, inequality

One Day

One day I hope that children won't have to work so their families can survive, That they won't have to work in factories or scavenge plastic bottles or find crabs to sell.

adventure, travel

Merry Christmas

My last few days have featured playing a plethora of games, decorating the school with paper snowballs and snowmen, exchanging gifts with students and teachers, laughing almost to the point of crying, devouring hearty meals, watching countless dances to English Christmas carols, hearing 'Frosty the Snowman' blaring through the warm streets of Ranong and playing the… Continue reading Merry Christmas

adventure, Volunteering

All You Need is Love

"But I'm not a teacher," I said. "Surely you'd like a qualified teacher instead?" "All you need is love," was the reply. We were discussing an opportunity that had recently arisen to volunteer with the Marist Asia Foundation in Ranong, Thailand. This was an interview like none other, not that it was an interview as such. Usually when… Continue reading All You Need is Love