Community Centre

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 DSCN3367part­ner 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.

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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.