In July 2016 I will be heading out to northern Thailand with a team of volunteers to install a clean water supply in a remote village. The charity organising the work is the Karen Hilltribes Trust, a small charity with very down-to-earth methods of improving the livelihood and future of the Karen tribes. You can find more information on the clean water system here:
Simply put, these water systems will save the villagers from having to trek great distances to collect unsuitable water. Typhoid levels have been known to drop by as much as 98% as a result of one of these water systems, along with a bunch of other health benefits of drinking clean water. The reason I chose this volunteering project over some of the others that are available is the validity of the work being carried out. There can be no dispute that clean water is necessary, it's fundamental for survival.
Any money donated will be going straight to the charity and will not be used to fund any of my travel etc.
Additionally, after the water system project, I will be returning to the Pattaya Orphanage I visited with Portrack Baptish Church in 2012 where I hope to lead games and activities with some of the orphans. If you would prefer your donation to go to this organisation instead just let me know.