How long have you been volunteering at Pratthanadee Foundation?
I’ve been with the foundation for almost two years.
What is the best thing about it?
The best thing about volunteering here is that I was able to use my skills to help others to improve themselves. As I was applying for the volunteer position, I wanted to be useful or help others in some way. Now, once a week, I get to help my students learn English and with hopes that the lessons would help better their lives in one way or another.
How has it been different from your expectation?
I didn’t expect as much enthusiasm for learning from my students and from the staff when they were working with the students. The positive vibes I received help fuel my commitment to teaching and seeing them grow as an English user is what I look forward to during my Sunday classes.
What would you say to others thinking of volunteering?
I’d say go ahead and volunteer. The joy, the pride, and the fulfilment you would receive are more than words can describe. It has become the most valuable three-hour activity of the week for me.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
I’m thankful for the Pratthanadee Foundation’s initiative to improve women’s lives and I’m grateful to have been given an opportunity to make this tiny difference – a small aspect that may improve the lives of others. What I’ve received and learned from volunteering as an English teacher at Pratthanadee Foundation outweighs any complaints that may have popped-up in my head during the past year. My time spent with the foundation has been absolutely worthwhile!