Location: Mae Sariang, Thailand
Price: :
Target Year Groups: Y11 to Y13
Maximum number of students: 36
Approximate cost: HK$15,300

Trip Leader: Ms. E. Lee 
The itinerary for the Wilderness First Aid Program is changed to a new location this year. Please see the below itinerary for 2017.
 
Please note that parents are responsible for the arrangement of visas if required. Please ensure that your child’s passport is valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of arrival at their destination. 
 
 
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 Day 1
Sawatdee and welcome to Thailand! Collect you baggage at the Chiang Mai airport, then meet your Rustic Pathways leaders in the arrival hall, before heading to the Rustic Pathways Children’s Home. Set in the beautiful mountains along the Thai Myanmar Border outside of the town of Mae Sariang. This quiet river valley is home to several different types of Hilltribes, including Shan, Karen, Lisu, Lahu, Hmong and countless subgroups, and the Children’s Home supports over 40 students from the surrounding mountains, who live at the center and study down the road at the Baan Rai School. This will be your
scenic base of operations for the next couple of days as you learn about First Aid and Medical protocols with the rice patties, rivers and water buffalo as a backdrop. After settling in to your rooms, regroup to meet the staff and have a program orientation.
Overnight: Rustic Pathways Children’s Home, Mae Sariang
 
Day 2
Days begin early in the village, as the locals get up to take advantage of the cool morning air and you will likely wake up to the sound of the morning gong calling the monks to begin collecting alms throughout the village. After breakfast, the program will begin with a trip to a local health care facility where your group will learn about how health care functions in this part of the world. You will hear medical professionals talk about how the system works here, and our experienced staff members will facilitate discussion. All of your activities today will serve to frame your program’s training and service.
Overnight: Rustic Pathways Children’s Home, Mae Sariang
 
Day 3
After breakfast, your group will return to neighboring villages to continue your service. Work with Thai medical professionals to meet the needs of the village clinics, with a particular focus on preventative health and education.
 
After lunch back at the base, begin your Wilderness First Aid classes.Through this course, our expert medical staff will provide you with the information you need to develop your skills on wound care, first aid, CPR, and medical response. Time will be split between classroom lectures, group discussions, and hands-on simulations to make sure each student understand the protocols and can capably perform them. This will incorporate training on how to assess medical situations, determine appropriate medical response in an emergency, provide basic first aid and CPR, and care for wounds. In the evening, relax
at the base.
Overnight: Rustic Pathways Children’s Home, Mae Sariang
 
Day 4 – 5
During these two days visit local villages for medical service and learning, followed by classroom and simulation time as you continue towards your WFA certification. Your exact activities will depend upon the time of year and the current initiatives of our local partners, but they will all be aimed at allowing the students to get hands-on medical experience.
Overnight: Rustic Pathways Children’s Home, Mae Sariang
 
Day 6
This morning, you will conclude your WFA training, and then have a test to prove that each student has learned the skills needed to earn their WFA certification from Wilderness Medical Associates.
After lunch, we will head to the airport for your flight home.
 
 
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