"The skills and experiences I gained whilst at the foundation contributed to, and enabled me to change my career... and thus I'm now a full time teacher living in Thailand."–Adam
"The students were smiling, laughing and yelling out “Teacher, Teacher “! I can never explain what exactly I felt. It was the most refreshing feeling I had in a while."–Sanam Tareq
“When I first arrived in the Akha village where I was to live and work I was welcomed into the homes and lives of the members of this community.” –Alyse
"Pennies for Papa is never far from my thoughts. I tell so many people about you, your an inspiration and selflessness in your giving. Wishing you the best!–Yvonne
"The moment I set foot in the village, I felt at home. All my fears about having quit my job, selling my belongings and leaving my friends/family were suddenly diminished. "–Dev
"It seriously was one of the best experiences of my life! I miss all those kids sooo much and I REALLY hope I can come back one day! XXX"–Mellisa
"As a full time English teacher, the children, teenagers and adults of the village made up some of the most engaged, enthusiastic and motivated learners I have ever taught. –Adam
We are a Non Profit Education Foundation located in the foothills of Doi Tung Mountain in Northern Thailand. We offer a combination social program with TESOL Certification. What makes our program unique is the practice as a teacher you will gain while completing your TESOL. Develop your skills through experience teaching at our Free English School in the Akha Village. Sign up for our 6 Week Program. We also offer a 4 Week program for those who want to complete the TESOL Certification at home online. Then come join us in Thailand for 4 weeks of practical experience, an adventure that will stay with you for a lifetime!
Online TESOL PLUS Certification
Register for our Online TESOL PLUS Course, work on it at home, on your schedule. When you have completed the program come join us for our 4 week Practical Hands-On Teacher Training program here in Thailand, your fast track to building confidence and prepare for a job. More
Akha Village TESOL Certificate
$999 – Accommodations Included!
Our 6 week Akha Village TESOL Certificate program focuses on your professional development as a teacher. We offer an experience based program, you will be volunteer teaching under the guidance of professional accomplished teachers. More…
90 Day Internship Teacher Training
90 Days for $1997
Our 90 Day Internship English Teacher Training program offers over 100 hours hands on experience plus the 120 hour TESOL Certification. Live, work and learn among the Ancient Civilization known as the Akha Hill Tribe. This program has limited space and is not suitable for eveyone. More…
Who We Are:
Akha elders were not allowed schooling, medical treatment or other Government provided services. At the age of 72, Papa stood as a shining beacon for change.
Papa’s Story: Freedom
His story tells of how he slipped away in the cover of darkness and hid from the Burma Military for three days in a river bed, eating nothing, and drinking only the water the river provided. More…
Our Students: Eager to Learn
Being able to speak English in Thailand enables a person to acquire a better paying job at (3) three to (8) eight times the normal wage. English proficiency is an equalizing factor for the underprivileged in Thailand and therefore, our primary objective. More…
Where We Are:
The Akha Hill Tribe Village is located at the foot of Doi Tung Mountain. Revered by the Thais, Doi Tung is home of Thailand’s Royal Family’s second Palace – surrounded by amazing botanical gardens, terraced coffee plantations and endless views.
Our School is centered in the heart of an Akha Village, classes are held under a large open air handmade teak constructed building. More…