"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.
Online TESOL Certification
Internationally Accredited 120 Hour TESOL Certificate. Register for our Online TESOL Course, work on it at home, on your schedule. High quality program, we use it in our TESOL with Experience program here in Thailand.
Akha Village TESOL Program
Our 4 Week Akha Village TESOL with Experience Program focuses on your professional development as a teacher. Along with earning your TESOL Online you will be volunteer teaching under the guidance of professional accomplished teachers.
12 Week Teacher Training
Our 12 Week 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.
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What makes our program unique is the hands-on practice as a teacher you will gain while completing your TESOL.
We Provide a free room for all of our participants.
Develop your skills through volunteer teaching at our Free English School in the Akha Village, at Hospitals, Government Schools, and Buddhist Temples.
Sign up for our 4 Week or 12 Week Program and help make a difference in the lives of many. Build friendships and memories to cherish for a lifetime!
Participate as a Volunteer in Our Free English Class Community Projects!
Akha Village School
We have been teaching free English classes at our Akha School for the past 6 years. The children are a delight to work with.
Hospital Staff and Nurses
In response to requests from the community we have established free English class at local hospitals and medical facilities.
Government schools have an average ratio of one English speaking teacher for every 500 students. They need our help!
Buddhist Wats and Temples
Wats are the Center of Thai Culture. Providing free English classes at Temples reaches out to the community to those who have a desire to learn.
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…