There are orphanages and charity projects in the area and we can arrange a visit for you if you let us know in advance. The children love to meet foreigners and practice their English.
Contact us if you would like to make a donation or volunteer to work with a local charitable cause and we can advise on options and the best way to ensure your time or money makes the most significant impact.
Please refrain from giving pens or money to children on the street/beach as it encourages begging and dependency. A donation to our local tuition centre is a more constructive way to help. The centre at Pollethai provides additional tuition for 340 local children (10-15 years), but has meager income from the local families and sponsors 30% of the kids whose families can’t afford to pay fees. The centre needs a new roof and toilets, so we have contributed a significant amount ourselves and have received a few donations from our guests. If you are interested in donating, please discuss with Olga or Rupert.