We chose to be a Media and Film Volunteers in Thailand because we wanted to explore the Thai culture. Learning their norms, values and customs combined with seeing Media and Film in a whole new light. For us this was a filmmakers dream, to film the practices in the Temples and learn about the religion first-hand as well as see some unforgettable events plus scenery. We were also very intrigued as to how Media and Film is perceived from a whole new cultural perspective.
We wanted to make a difference by using our media and film knowledge to teach the subject in a developing country. We personally loved to see the students of Pangnew school in Doi Saket and of Mae La school in the Karen Hill-tribe. They were able to harness their imagination and creativity to tell their own stories, which was something totally new to them.
Furthermore, we loved helping the students gain a better understanding of the subject. It is a personal belief that teaching is a great way to meet new people and connect with them.