Thailand's Cultural Heritage
It is influenced by two great cultures of Asia, Chinese and
Indian. In everyday life, Chinese culture has mixed very well
with the Thai, whereas in Thai court culture, which has been
based mainly on Buddhism and Brahmanism, India has exerted a
strong influence. Much of Thailand's royal tradition is also
rooted in Indian culture.
Thai Customs and Traditions
It lies in the family,
whose structure is of bilateral descent. Like the Chinese and
some other Asian peoples, the young are taught to pay respect to
and follow the admonitions of parents, elders, teachers and
Buddhist monks who, in the old days, formed a highly educated
Ubon Ratchathani Province
Ubon Ratchathani has been a well established community for
hundreds of years. Relatively unknown to the most tourists, the
province boasts a number of natural wonders, cultural and
historical attractions, national parks, silk producing,
waterfalls, and the two-colored river, etc.
The province is renowned for its strong Buddhist tradition,
particularly the practice of forest-dwelling monks and the
ancient Buddhist temples, which can still be seen throughout the
Ubon is approximately 630 kilometers northeast of Bangkok. A
gateway to Laos, Ubon Ratchathani is bordered to the east by the
Mekong River and Laos, to the south by Cambodia, to the west by
Yasothon and Sisaket Provinces and to the north by Amnat Charoen
How to reach Ubon
It is well connected by air, railways and air-con buses from
Bangkok. By air it is a 1 hour journey and by rail and road it
is an overnight journey.
Why chose Ubon
Shivam KESACES wanted to provide its esteemed clientele a
unique and different volunteering experience and that is why
after months of research we chose to operate our Volunteer
projects from Ubon Ratchathani .Ubon is a calm and peaceful city
having plenty of natural beauty with all the facilities of a
modern well developed and well connected city.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF VOLUNTEER WORK AVAILABLE CURRENTLY:
Working For Children-In The Ubon City And Arond
Eco-Volunteering In Khao Pra Wiham National Park 80 Kms From
Ubon City Near Border Of Combodia
PROGRAM I: Working with School Children
Educational and Cultural Exchange Projects in Govt. Schools
in Ubon Ratchthani. These students in these schools are from the
poor strata of the society. The students and teachers alike in
such Govt. schools are keen to learn English language and other
European and American cultures.
Accommodation and Food
Home stay is the most popular type of accommodation suitable
for the participants for the Projects for Working with School
Children. The locations are mostly in residential areas of the
city. Here you will be staying as a paying guest with the host
family. The host family gives the part of house and provides
with food and room. The rooms are mostly on twin sharing basis.
Families may offer a private room and bathroom but this is not a
rule; the candidate may be asked share the room and or bathroom
with another family member.
Food provided by the host family will mostly be Thai food.
And most of the dishes are non-vegetarian. Their most common
dishes are chicken cooked in some sauces and boiled rice. The
food is light on stomach and easy to digest.
PROGRAM II: Eco-Volunteering
Eco Volunteering is working with an aim to sustain
Ecotourism, conserve the environment, for the well-being of
local people, wildlife and fauna and flora.
Benefits of Eco-volunteering
The Eco Volunteer work helps the participant to have a better
understanding of unique natural as well as cultural environment
and community around the world. As a concept, eco-volunteer is a
form of nature-based work in national Park focusing on
environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability
criteria. Projects for Eco-volunteering:
We have following 3 Volunteer Projects at Khao Pra Wihan
Helping the National Park officials in producing the
advertising materials from Thai language to other languages
like English, German and French etc. to promote the ecotourism
for this National Park because Ecotourism is strongly linked
to Thailand's national parks and other protected areas.
To participate in the plantation projects in the National
To participate in Project to conserve Wild Orchids, an
Accommodation and Food
The Eco-Volunteers will stay at the headquarters of Khao Pra
Wihan National Park. The management of the national park will
provide Eco-volunteers with a self contained cottage having
sitting area, furnished bedroom with bathrooms and a kitchen
with a cooking help who will prepare food, mostly Thai
non-vegetarian food for the volunteers.
The participating volunteer will get the tourist visa from
his/ her home country, valid till the period of intended stay/
volunteer assignment. The endorsements to work as volunteers if
necessary will be arranged by us once you reach Thailand.
How To Apply For Volunteer program
Fill the application form in English and send it along
with a non refundable US$50 application processing fee.
You will receive an acknowledgment as a proof of your
payment and an acceptance letter
for the program.
You will be asked to pay the program fee.
Once we will find you the placement we will send you the
official offer together with our Terms and Conditions.
You have to sign both and return to Shivam - KESACES.
Placement with friends, partners and other family members
can be arranged on request.
Apply for a Tourist visa in your home country.
Confirm your arrival date.
You are Welcome to Thailand.
The volunteer programs are available throughout year. We must
receive your application form at least 1 month before your
intended start date.
Participants from Europe (Shenanigan Countries & Switzerland)
Contact Program Promoters at:
Participants from United Kingdom:
Contact Program Promoters at:
All other participants to please contact KESACES Office in
What the Program fee Includes
Volunteer Work placement.
Arrange for accommodation.
General orientation about the culture and customs in
Full-time support in Thailand.
Program fee does not include
Return airline ticket to Thailand.
Expense of reaching to your city of placement i.e. Ubon.
Accommodation and food as Home stay Guests on twin sharing
basis will be provided for US$ 200 per month.
Travel and medical insurance
Cancellations and Refunds
Full refund of the program fees if Shivam - KESACES is not
able to find placement in 60 days.
For cancellations after placement is confirmed partial
refund made after a deduction of US$100.
No refund will be possible once the applicant has arrived
in Thailand. No exceptions will be made for any reason,
including dislike of host city, accommodations, or volunteer
placement or homesickness.
Add-on's to the Program
Meditation classes can be arranged at a fee of US$
Thai language classes for interested participants at a fee
of US$ 200 per month.
Weekend sight seeing tours as per requirement, interest
and budget for spending for such trip.
Visit to any other tourist or historical places will be arranged
at additional fee.
Certificates and Momento
Each participant will be given Certificate of Volunteering
after finishing the volunteer assignment. All participants will
be presented with a momento in appreciation of their volunteer
To win you as a friend and keep you for life.
Other useful information
The air fare from Bangkok to Ubon ranges from Bhat 1900 to
2600 depending upon the airline and time of flight.
The rail or bus fare from Bangkok to Ubon is about Bhat
The booking for the air tickets can be arranged by the
Sponsors Shivam - KESACES on request by the participants.
Thailand is a Buddhist nation where respect, tolerance and
patience are deeply rooted. Thus, respecting the Thai way of
life is easy and pleasant to follow.
Buddha images are sacred and any act of perforation is
punishable by law by imprisonment and this applies to locals
as well as foreigners.
The King and Queen and the Royal Family are greatly
respected by Thais. No one without exception can be tolerated
when they show any form of disrespect for them.
When visiting temples, please take of your footwear. Visitors
with untidy and improper attire will not be allowed entry in the
temples. No women are allowed to touch a Buddhist monk, not even
Shivam - KESACES, 82 Phon Phen road.
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