We are a part of the place that we live in. That’s why connect our students with the local Phuket community. We see the community as a vital partner in the collaborative learning process so we take the children out into the community and bring the community into Gecko on an ongoing basis through excursions and incursions. As and when possible, we connect and encourage children’s investigations and research into their immediate natural world.
Gecko are proud to be active members of Green Nai Yang. The Group is a full time, private sector supported initiative in collaboration with the local government and National Park Service that protects and manages Nai Yang’s natural resources through waste management, local community education, and other conservation initiatives. Gecko participate in monthly beach cleans and have donated a recycle bin to the community.
As expatriates we feel it is important to be contributing members of our local community. Presently we do this by shopping locally and offering free English tuition to Thai children and adults in the area after school hours. Our plan is to build the community centre so it becomes a place where locals can meet for information, support, action on a community issue and to enjoy cross cultural experiences. We welcome ideas and initiatives to expand our community centre.
100 KM bike ride — Gecko kids, parents and teachers ride to raise awareness of Dolphin slaughter and captivity.
Gecko Community strongly believes that dolphins should be free, in the wild. When we discovered that a dolphinarium was opening in Phuket we decided to do some thing about it and take action! Since September 2014 we have been proactive and supportive of the Dolphin Project in Taiji, Japan. Twice we have taken the children to Taiji, Japan to monitor dolphin slaughter an captivity. The children were the first ever Kid Cove Monitors with the Dolphin Project and have raised awareness of the plight of dolphins worldwide.