Thailand Program History
GSC initiated a program in Thailand in 1995, teaching English and helping villagers on community projects in the Lamphun area near Chiang Mai.
In 1999, GSC moved its Thailand Program to the Kanchanaburi region west of Bangkok working with a local hospital and the Ministry of Education on programs focusing on education, public health, and cultural immersion.
In 2005, GSC Thailand expanded its program and began collaborating with Greenway Thailand in the Singburi and Lopburi areas of Central Thailand. The expansion also included a weeklong orientation program consisting of Thai language lessons, an introduction to the Thai culture, English as foreign language training, and an overnight Buddhist temple experience.
In 2007, GSC, in collaboration with Programs for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), launched the pilot ‘English for Life’ summer program bringing HIV/AIDS prevention and education training to nearly 300 secondary school students and 45 teachers throughout Thailand.
In 2009, GSC launched the Buddhist Immersion-EFL program allowing GSC volunteers to become immersed in the Buddhist culture, while providing a much needed service to the wat (temple) by teaching English to novice and visiting monks. GSC also launched a separate paid teaching program through its partnership with Greenway.
In early 2014 GSC shifted our Thailand Programs to Cambodia.
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