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Southern Thailand Orphanage

Find your inner creativity! This small locally run orphanage can be described as one big family, thanks to the warm hearts and hard work of staff and volunteers, these children who were affected by the 2004 tsunami, now have a safe, happy and supportive environment to live in. Whether you are talented at teaching, baking, art, computers, writing, sewing, gardening or construction, there is a way for you to contribute. Volunteering at the Southern Thailand Orphanage is a great chance […]

Why Andaman Discoveries

Mission Statement: Our Mission is to be the bridge between respectful guests that are striving to travel in a sustainable way and community based tourism programs that contribute to community capacity development, education, conservation, sustainability and cultural empowerment. Vision Statement: Our vision is to: Maintain quality, sincerity, respect and personal service to our guests and community partners. By seeing the value of each individual we aim to create meaningful, sustainable, educational and memorable experiences for both the guest and the host. […]

North Andaman Network Foundation

Making A Difference with Community Based Tourism In 2014, Andaman Discoveries helped to launch the North Andaman Network Foundation (NAN), which focuses on our Community Based Development projects in communities along the North Andaman Coast.  In cooperation with the North Andaman Community Tourism Network, Andaman Discoveries and NAN seek to support these communities in creating and implementing sustainable projects that help to develop their ability to adapt to changing environments.   Andaman Discoveries has accomplished many great things with the […]

Andaman Discoveries, a grassroots responsible travel organization in Thailand, is the Winner of the 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards

Wild Asia Press releaseAfter months of consideration and site visits, Wild Asia’s judging panel has finally selected its 2010 RT Awards winners. Operators such as Andaman Discoveries (Thailand), Heritance Kandalama (Sri Lanka), and Sarinbuana Ecolodge (Indonesia) have surpassed judges’ expectations for their high standards of environmental protection and social responsibility. With one billion tourists expected to hit the road by 2010, the tourism industry’s impact on environment and communities around the world is immense. Now in their fifth year, the […]

Tourism and Poverty Reduction

By Claudine Nagiah Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. Tourist spending in developing countries is almost three times greater than the amount of international development assistance. The potential of tourism industry to contribute towards poverty reduction is enormous. Andaman Discoveries recently attended the launch of a new book on tourism and poverty reduction, written by Jonathon Mitchell and Caroline Ashley from the Overseas Development Institute in London. The book looks at the different ways that […]

Starving Artist? Design the Winning Andaman Discoveries Logo and Win $350!

Background: Andaman Discoveries is a leader in sustainable travel and development in Thailand that allows visitors and volunteers to directly support community education, village-led conservation, and cultural empowerment. Andaman Discoveries began as a tsunami relief non-government organization (NGO) whose projects focused on long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability to create realistic economic opportunities for affected villagers. The organization has evolved into a sustainable enterprise that aims to preserve local culture and ecosystems through responsible tourism. Further reading:http:www.andamandiscoveries.com https://www.andamandiscoveries.com/about.history.html To continue […]

Kuraburi Junior School

Help Multicultural Classes Cooperate Kuraburi Junior school is unique from other schools in the region as it caters for the Thai, Muslim and Burmese communities. This is unusual and refreshing as Burmese children are usually segregated within the Thai school system and do not attend local government school. There are around 165 children at this school and the school is located around 15km from the town of Kuraburi. The Burmese children are aged from 3-13 and there is little academic […]

Kuraburi Highschool

INSPIRE FUTURE GENERATIONS Kuraburi Chai Patanna Highschool allows volunteers to engage with the future leaders of Thailand who are anxious to learn proper English from a Native speaker. Your town accommodation allows easy access to the local Thai markets, restaurants, temples, festivals and recreational activities. The school is located in the heart of Kuraburi town with a beautiful view of the surrounding lush landscape. The students are eager to learn and brilliant at finding ways to navigate the communication barriers. With […]

Kuraburi Junior School

Help Multicultural Classes Co-operate Kuraburi Junior school is unique from other schools in the region as it caters for the Thai, Muslim and Burmese communities. This is unusual and refreshing as Burmese children are usually segregated within the Thai school system and do not attend local government school. There are around 165 children at this school and the school is located around 15km from the town of Kuraburi. The Burmese children are aged from 3-13 and there is little academic […]

Ranong Special Care Center

Engage, Support, and Teach This Special Day Care Center, located on the outskirts of Ranong town, cares and supports around 25-30 children aged from 5 to 16 years. The children have varying degrees of special needs, such as autism, mental and physical handicaps and Down Syndrome. The volunteers make a valuable contribution to this project through assisting the teachers and care staff in the day to day running of the center. Volunteers can help to build confidence for the teachers […]