About the local hosting organizationHad Samran, workshops, art and music festival will be organized for the second year in April 2018. Four days workshops will be followed by a music festival on April 13th, the day of the Buddhist New Year. Thai, international and local volunteers will prepare the whole event. The DaLaa workcamp and its volunteers will be included in the bigger team and each one can take part at her/his own scale. Check the infosheet for more details.
About the volunteer workThe 4-5 first days will be used to prepare the workshops, decorate the area and few building (stage, tepees, garbage, shops, toilets, kitchen, compost…) Then the next 4 days will have workshops and animation. Volunteers will organize/ join these workshops while other will continue the concert preparation for the big event on April 13th. We will make some daily meetings and organize teams for each task needed. So the work can be really various or specialize in one task (cooking, decoration, garbage, security, animation, a workshop you want to lead…) We need your full motivation and support On April 14th will be cleaning days and we will take 2 days holidays to relax together on 15-16.
Local accommodationVolunteers will sleep in tepees we will build close to the beach. You can also bring your tent or hammock if you prefer, a sleeping bag or a small mattress if you want to be more comfortable. There are basic toilets, showers and a kitchen that we will organize before the start. We have a chef used to cook for large amount of people and a team of volunteers will help him. We will cook rice (or noodles) 2 times a day with side dishes like curries, omelettes, local leaves and vegetables.
About the project locationHad Samran (=Samran beach) is a coastal village in Southern Thailand on the Andaman side. Characterized by long black sand beaches, mangroves and fresh seafood, the village is inhabited by 15,500 people, many artisans, fishermen and farmers. From farmers and fishermen to new business in both agricultures and new technologies, Had Samran is changing quickly. With younger generation making the move to big cities we believe it is important not to disconnect with home and the long standing traditions village life has offered.