Thailand Service Trip

Exemplifying the important role in developing a sense of service, senior students from The Armidale School, New England Girls’ School and PLC Armidale have for the past three years lent a hand at three important charitable institutions in Thailand during the October school holidays.

At a school for the blind in Lampang, the McKean Rehabilitation Institute for leprosy sufferers, and Agape Home, an HIV orphanage in Chiang Mai, the students spend their days giving of themselves, physically through painting, gardening and clearing land and emotionally as they play with the children from five months up to teenagers.

Our students often find the trip a transformative experience that energises them with a new sense of compassion, gratitude and perspective:

“We came away from this trip with an unbelievable amount of respect for people with HIV/AIDS, and it really has changed our lives, along with the challenge was the inspiration of the people who have run these facilities, in one case for more than 40 years. It makes us rethink where our priorities should be and where fulfilment can be found. It has certainly widened our view of the world, our respect for the less fortunate, and our obligation to help others.”   – Will Lambell

The Thailand Christian service trip is organised through the school’s chaplaincy program. More details on the next Thailand trip can be found through the Parent portal.