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Jonathan Fairfield

Teacher from England providing free online English lessons to orphans and stateless children in Thailand

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Teacher from England providing free online English lessons to orphans and stateless children in Thailand

 

"A Teacher from England is providing free online English lessons to orphans and stateless children living in remote areas of Thailand. I was fortunate enough to recently travel up to Sangkhla Buri District on the Thai/Myanmar border where Mark Coles, the founder of EWF Global is providing free online English lessons to children at the Baan Unrak Children's Home. My intention was to film a promotional video for his charity to help him increase the reach of his charity, but what I saw there truly inspired me" - Frazer Hatyai, (founder of OTC - Online Teachers Club)

 

EWF Global - Welcome to our non-profit organisation

 

EWF Global was the original idea of a teacher from the UK, who was working in Bangkok, Thailand, as an English teacher. He wanted to help children and students who couldn’t afford  special programme classes or extracurricular courses, to receive the tuition they needed to break the cycle of poverty. This inspired concept turned into Educating the World for Free, and the ‘Global’ being that location should never be an issue - hence EWF Global.  

Approximately 100 English language teachers working throughout Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, and China), came together as a combined effort to start the EWF Global initiative. They raised funds to buy and install resources capable of providing English proficiency classes, both directly in the classroom and online.

 

EWF Global now reaches across the globe and teaching volunteers come from all walks of life - online, high schools, primary schools, infant schools, colleges, faculties of education and University professors. These teachers originate from the UK, South Africa, Europe, Iran, the USA, Morocco, Turkey, India, Cameroon, and Poland. There are also approximately 700 people and educationalists following their various social media sites.  

Their goals include - to provide students and schools in need with technology, facilities, resources, teachers, and internet connections - allowing them to learn English, Science, and Maths, totally FREE!

 

If you speak to any organisation that helps the needy, you will hear the same thing -

"There is a vast amount of evidence supporting the fact that English proficiency skills vastly enrich and improve the quality of family lives in developing countries".

Many of our supporters are planning book and garage sales - selling unwanted items from their belongings. Some are choosing to sell baked goods at their work or schools.

"It is not just the money that matters, it is about making a difference."

 

Ewf Global is doing great things at the children's home on the Thai/Myanmar border but there are so many more forgotten children who could really benefit from this project.

 

Here is the video I made during my trip to Baan Unrak Children's Home in SangkhlaBuri on the Thai/Myanmar border:

 

 

If you too would like to make a difference, you can use a number of options.

Volunteer as an Online English language proficiency teacher.

Contact them via email at volunteer@ewfglobal.com

 

Support a child with a monthly donation by becoming a patreon: www.patreon.com/join/ewfglobal?

 

PayPal direct donation - sponsor@ewfglobal.com - (preferred option - and less fees if you use the family & friends option)

 

Our website - www.ewfglobal.com

 

100% of money donated to the various educational focused appeals goes towards their intended appeal. EWF is a strictly a non-profit (not-for-profit) organisation, created by teachers and for students in need. They do not deduct any fees or admin costs, marketing or employee salaries whatsoever!

 

You can like, follow, subscribe and share our Posts and Social Media sites.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/educatingfree/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatingfree/

 

Thank you!


 

"If I give you money, you will spend it in seconds. If I give you an education, you will spend it wisely throughout your entire life."

- Mark Coles, EWF Global

 

Links

Youtube Video: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7eHIQdDZvY&t=166s

Website: www.ewfglobal.com

Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/ewfglobal?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/educatingfree/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatingfree/

 

Video Sponsor: Frazer Hatyai(Online Teachers Club)

https://www.facebook.com/Online-Teachers-Club-2208174236130206/

www.OnlineTeachersClub.com


 

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Hate to nit-pick over such a worthy cause, but if you are going to teach English you really should know how to spell the word accommodation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Emdog said:

Wouldn't this run afoul of immigration/work permit zealots? Maybe even computer crime? Taking jobs away from Thais who can't and or wouldn't do the work?

 

Exactly. Sounds like a well thought out initiative that could really help a lot of marginalized young people. Shouldn't be long before some self-important government ministry decides to bury it with bureaucratic nonsense or shut it down entirely.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

Hate to nit-pick over such a worthy cause,

Bet you don't.

 

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10 hours ago, Emdog said:

Wouldn't this run afoul of immigration/work permit zealots? Maybe even computer crime? Taking jobs away from Thais who can't and or wouldn't do the work?

Why do you think or assume this man is working illegally? Why do you think/assume this? Have you information that his "immigration/work permit" situation does not cover what he is doing? Can we know what it is?

 

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6 hours ago, wandasloan said:

Why do you think or assume this man is working illegally? Why do you think/assume this? Have you information that his "immigration/work permit" situation does not cover what he is doing? Can we know what it is?

 

No slam on program intended. Most places in the world would welcome volunteers to teach kids skills not available locally. Thailand isn't one of those spots. Argument is that volunteer would be taking possible job from a Thai (check level of English with Thai teachers here... oy). Many people have gotten into big trouble assuming helping out would be okay.

I don't have info on work permit for volunteers, but that subject should be addressed. Will NGO get permit for volunteers?  If using computer to work without permit is part of the deal, would be easy jump to see being arrested and shaken down for that too. If you live here long enough, you become very aware that "if it can be shaken down, it will".

Also, any sort of screening background of volunteers?

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56 minutes ago, Emdog said:

No slam on program intended. Most places in the world would welcome volunteers to teach kids skills not available locally. Thailand isn't one of those spots. Argument is that volunteer would be taking possible job from a Thai (check level of English with Thai teachers here... oy). Many people have gotten into big trouble assuming helping out would be okay.

I don't have info on work permit for volunteers, but that subject should be addressed. Will NGO get permit for volunteers?  If using computer to work without permit is part of the deal, would be easy jump to see being arrested and shaken down for that too. If you live here long enough, you become very aware that "if it can be shaken down, it will".

Also, any sort of screening background of volunteers?

Also take into account, the last thing the people who run this country want is a population - especially a lo-so population - that understands English, for all the obvious reasons.

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Thought it was a good idea till he stated MONEY in the video 55555. Language should never be about making money but after all it is a business nothing is FREE somebody always pays.

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