Thailand’s “Little Big Project” Competition Finalists Announced!

by isvolunteers on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

In 2013, ISV took part in a Volunteer Tourism competition known as “The Little Big Project” funded by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This initiative was put in place to promote a new trend of “volunteering while travelling” and to inspire and encourage more people to take a purposeful vacation.


Congrats to The Chiang Rai Team, finalists in ‘The Little Big Project’ Competition (c) International Student Volunteers

People from all around the world were invited to enter, and the contest received over 4,500 entries from 68 countries the majority of which were from the USA, the UK, Australia, Thailand and Indonesia. The ISV team, known as the “Chiang Rai team” included Mr. Pitchawut Virutamawongse from Thailand and Ms. Danielle Garafola from the United States, who were finalists! They partnered with the Mae Kok Foundation to focus on community development iniatives with the Akha Hill Tribe Children, particularly in the areas of education and training.


ISV donated the $1000 award to The Mae Kok Foundation (c) International Student Volunteers

The winners of The Little Big Project were announced at a Press Conference held in Bangkok in July last year. The ISV “Chang Rai Team” received USD $1,000 and ISV donated this amount to the Mae Kok Foundation.

Metreeya Jaidee, the ISV coordinator of The Little Big Project Voluntourism competition in Thailand, concluded the highlights of the experience came making lifelong friends with the other volunteers and the Mae Kok Foundation family.

“The Little Big Project Thailand” encouraged me to continue ISV’s Mission which is to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to positively change our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens”.   

The Chiang Rai team working at the MKF (c) International Student Volunteers

The Chiang Rai Team volunteering at the MKF (c) International Student Volunteers

Thank you ISV and The Little Big Project Thailand!
Metreeya Jaidee
ISV Thailand Adventure Tour Coordinator

Read previous blogs about the Little Big Project 
here .

To find out more about how you can volunteer with ISV click here!










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