Yesterday, Global Playground’s 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 Playground’s 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 Playground’s 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|