"EDVENTURE INTERNATIONAL IS AN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER ORGANISATION AIMED AT HELPING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THAILAND, COSTA RICA, CAMBODIA AND SOUTH AFRICA, WHILE ALSO HELPING THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND DISCOVER THEIR INNER STRENGTHS NECESSARY TO CONTINUE BENEFITING THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES." You can learn more about EDventure at http://www.edventureintl.com I'll be going on their Thailand program where I'll do a variety of volunteer work. I'll work with children in school. I'll give hands on support to community projects that generate income for the village such as greenhouses, mushroom houses, and hydroponic planting sytems. And I'll work with elephants, an important part of Thai culture, in a number of ways including bathing them, planting and harvesting food for them, and building elephant shelters. I'll also take part in a leadership course! This is a chance for me to make a difference and gain invaluable leadership and life experience!