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Review for Right to Learn Foundation, Koh Tao, , Thailand

Rating: 5 stars  

Back in 2018, I discovered RTL on social media, and after following for a few months, decided to volunteer in person. In August of 2018, I made my first trip to Koh Tao, Thailand. I was so impressed with RTL's work, and its people, that I returned two more times, and am awaiting Covid travel bans to lift before my next trip.

Every day since I first landed on Koh Tao, whether on the island or in the States volunteering/donating for RTL, I've fallen more in love with the children of the school and its mission--to educate the forgotten, left behind, and neglected. Each day we fight against a caste and racist cultural system of Thai versus Burmese, of which many locals aren't even aware exists, because it's so engrained in their lives. We educate and provide nourishment, clothing, and housing to families, to fight against disease, militants, child trafficking, slave labor, and a never-ending cycle of poverty. RTL allows me to be hands-on or off, and follow every dollar I've donated, as its spent, day-by-day, on social media. When I'm on Koh Tao, I have the privilege of giving back with my time, and making lifelong memories that drive me to continue to volunteer and donate. This tiny island community in the middle of nowhere has my heart, and I know RTL has changed, and will continue to better, the lives on these children. -G

Role:  Volunteer

Volunteer, donor and sponsor extraordinaire! It is always our pleasure to have any supporters visit. We love our extended international family. It is one of the many things that make this charity so unique. Thank you for this beautiful review Gina x