“It makes me wonder my worth” – Thoughts on an Encounter to Thailand & Myanmar

“It makes me wonder my worth” – Thoughts on an Encounter to Thailand & Myanmar

Our newest encounter to Thailand and Myanmar is now complete and our travelers home safe and sound with many experiences to reflect on.

Along with all the new sights, sounds and tastes, our participants were able to visit Jamie, our Palms participant in Myanmar, to see how he is engaging the community in issues of permaculture and sustainability and mentoring staff of the socio-pastoral program.

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One of our participants, Martin, described this intimate Encounter experience as a way to:

forget myself and learn to reach out beyond my own boundaries and learn to give freely of myself.

Our participants spent some time in a classroom at St Josephs School in Mae Remat, Thailand. Christine Bennett from Melbourne will be joining the school as a Teacher Mentor in 2020.

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Our participants visited the camps on the Thai/Burma border, including the Nu Po camp from which students of Khlotor Public School travel for English language classes. The teachers of these classes will be supported by Bundaberg teacher Liz O’Sullivan in 2020. On the camps Martin reflects:

I’m not sure how the people live [with] the absolute minimum essentials. This makes me feel that I live such a privileged life and ….makes me wonder my worth.

We are now taking reservations for our Encounters in 2020 to Timor Leste, Thailand and Myanmar and our inaugural Encounter to Kiribati.

To embark on an adventure of your own, please contact robert@palms.org.au.