Thailand Fellow and Global Fellow Depart US

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | posted by Alison Cohen |
Yesterday, Global Playgrounds Thailand Fellow, Amanda Cordray, and Global Fellow, Kendall Lorenzen, departed for Thailand! They will both begin their journeys at the Mae La Noi Daroonsik School in the Mae Hong Son Province of Thailand. Amanda will spend the year teaching at this site. Kendall will continue her journey to Global Playgrounds other projects in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, Honduras and Uganda.

I am so incredibly pumped! I’ve spent the past few months preparing for this day and now I can’t wait to get on the ground and meet everyone in Mae La Noi, said Amanda. She continued, While I can’t help being a little anxious about traveling to a new place, I’m excited to continue Global Playground’s efforts at the Daroonsik School and I can’t wait to find new ways to connect students around the world.

Vietnam Fellow Scott Gemmell-Davis will begin teaching at Global Playgrounds new school in the Huong Hoa district of the Quang Tri province in January. Scott remarked, I am excited to spend a year serving with everything I have, under the assurance that in facilitating cross cultural dialogues, I truly am making a positive impact, however small that might be.  As the first Vietnam fellow, I am also looking forward to learning on the fly, facing unprecedented obstacles, and laying groundwork for future fellows.

Cordray (left) and Lorenzen on their flight to Thailand

Global Playground Announces a New Teaching Fellow for Vietnam

Thursday, August 06, 2015 | posted by Alison Cohen |
Global Playground is thrilled to announce the selection of a new teaching fellow for Vietnam!

Global Playground's newest teaching fellow: Scott Gemmell-Davis
Scott Gemmell-Davis will serve as a fellow at the Pa Nho school in the Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province of Vietnam in January 2016. Scott is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary, and he is planning to take a gap year in order to take on this fellowship. Scott will serve as Global Playground’s first fellow in Vietnam.

Global Playground worked with the Global Community Service Foundation to build the Pa Nho school. Construction on the school was completed in September 2012.

Read more about the Global Playground’s project in Vietnam here.

Good luck Scott!