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Beluga School of Life?

australia
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Beluga School of Life?

Hello

Is anybody able to tell me how it may be possible to visit the Beluga School of Life whilst in Khao Lak?? Is it possible to volunteer for the day to assist in any way?

Thanks

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Beluga School of Life?

Since the Beluga School for life is a project formulated and supported by the German Bekuga Shipping Company, not surprisingly it features quite prominently on the German MyKhaoLak.de Forum.

Here is a link to threads and posts about the School, predominantly in German but some excellent photos too

www.mykhaolak.de/forum/search.php…

Contact details are on the website at http://www.beluga-schoolforlife.de/

There are many ongoing Help projects in Khao Lak, this being one of the most prominent and well funded.

Other information at http://www.tsunamivolunteer.net/english/

Good luck.

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2. Re: Beluga School of Life?

Hi Alan,

Sorry for hi-jacking but just took a look at the Tsunami Volunteer website. Are you able to just visit and take supplys and if so do you know what is needed the most? Toys or pens, books, clothing etc or do they just prefer cash donations.

Thanks

Sarah

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Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: Beluga School of Life?

I'm not sure how upto date the Tsunami Volunteers website is at the moment. It used to be on the right as you entered Khao Lak next to the Phu Kao Lak Resort. When we were in KL in March/April last, it had moved a bit further out of KL back towards Phuket at Lam Ru National Park. I would contact them via this link and ask.

tsunamivolunteer.net/english/…193

The situation in KL is improving all the time and needs changing. When we were having lunch on Bang Sak promenade, about 10-15 mins by car North of KL (depending on where you are staying) there was a party of children who had come there by minibus from a Help Project on Phuket, Patong Child Care, "Giving Children Hope and a Future", (Tel:076-345325) and were being presented by a visiting tourist, presumably by prior arrangement, with pens, pencils, colouring books etc.. These simple gifts were very delghtedly received by the youngsters, quite poignantly, in a spot that had been decimated by the Tsunami, was now part of the new Tsunami Evacuation Route and had been thoughtfully made into one of KL's nicest places to visit (outside the Haadson Resort).

Also if you go down to Nang Thong Beach to the Khao Lak Friends Restaurant in front of the Suwan Palm Resort, you can hand gifts for children in there.

Regards

Alan

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4. Re: Beluga School of Life?

Thanks Alan,

You are a wealth of knowledge

Sarah

Poulton Le Fylde...
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5. Re: Beluga School of Life?

Wish I was just wealthy?

Alan

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