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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

By Molly Last


I designed a project for Molly Last and she enjoyed the program, and the time with her host family so much that she returned a year later for another project.  Molly Last, a Kindergarden teacher, at Longfellow Elementary School in San Francisco,CA.,  taught English to Thai school students and novice monks.

I couldn't believe the incredible outpouring of support for the countries affected by the Tsunami. I was very proud of my own country. The Thai family I lived with while volunteering was so grateful for America's support and love coming from half a world away. I decided that I would help in my own way by returning again.

 

Looking back, I was profoundly moved by my experience as an international volunteer. Even though the large size classes in Thailand compared to the U.S struck me at first, I was pleasantly surprised by the effective teaching practices, respect shown for teachers, and enthusiasm of the students. At the monastery (Wat), I adjusted to removing my shoes at the door and teaching in my bare feet.


I also had to learn certain taboos in working with the young novice monks. For instance, because, I was a female, the 45 student monks were not allowed to take any object directly from my hands. Therefore, I had to be very careful constructing lesson plans to insure no direct contact with the monks. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed working at the Wat as well as the school, and found all the students eager to learn English and grateful for instruction from a native speaker.

 


I lived with a family whose Mom, was an English teacher and Dad an Assistant Director at a local secondary all girls school in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. I had such a wonderful experience living with the family. That was the key piece that brought me from the outside looking in to being a real insider. In addition to eating breakfast and dinner together, my family took me on travel excursions in the local area, floating markets and to visit Cambodian ruins in the countryside.

In coordination and partnership with Bruce Houser, we hosted a whirlwind North American cultural Immersion tour for Air and Tumnu, my host family.  This included spending time in San Francisco with me, and travel and time with Bruce Houser and family in El Paso, TX,  We were also able to coordinate travel and visits to Seattle, WA to spend time with former participant Susan, and travel and time in NY, with former participant Samantha.

I am looking forward to 2008 when I and my hosts have plans to have a reunion in San Francisco.

 

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