Archive: 'Mar 2018' :

Student Spotlight Thrival Academy: Oakland Thrival Academy: Indy Fernando Sevilla Age: 15 Current Grade: 10 What do you miss most about home?  I miss playing soccer/ futbol. I miss playing fifa. I miss watching How I Met Your Mother. I miss talking to people I would usually talk to like my counselor at LIFE Academy. I […]

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Farming and Agriculture Homestay This week, students began their fourth and final unit here in Thailand. Our global scholars are learning about technology, innovation, and globalization with a focus on food and agriculture in Geography class while exploring the challenge of a debate in their Critical Thinking & Argumentation class. With Ms. Yang, they are […]

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Weaving Center: Radical Grandmas By Ms. Mikel On Monday, we drove to a couple of hours away from Ricefields Base to visit the Radical Grandmas. The Radical Grandma Collective is a collaboration between four women from the US and the Radical Grandma activist-weavers of Na Nong Bong, Thailand. The grandmas are doing all of their […]

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Preparing for Mining and Development ​ By Alexa Soucy, grade 10 We are creating a documentary on the Radical Grandmas and their fight against the TKL mining company. This company is setting up mines in the Khao Lu One sub districts. They are mining for gold. They use cyanide to separate the gold from ore. […]

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Student Spotlight   Thrival Academy: Oakland Thrival Academy: Indy Amira Shakeel-Haadee Age: 15 Current Grade: 10 What do you miss most about home?  I miss going out… being in the moment. I also miss being at the house hanging out with my mom, watching netflix. I miss having fun. Not that I don’t have fun here. […]

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Conservation Propaganda Projects By Macaiah Patterson, grade 11 So we did a project because we went to our homestay we had to learn about three perspectives, which were the Royal Project, National Park, and Karen Indigenous people. The reason for doing this is because the national park would say the indigenous people were a cause […]

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Javier’s experience at the Refugee Camp By Javier Mejiacuenca, grade 11 It was a profound experience. I’ve always heard about refugee camps, but I’ve never actually understood what it meant and looked like to be a refugee. I got a chance to see how refugee camps function. From education to the way they live to […]

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Ally’s Experience at Nong Tao By Alejandra Castro, grade 11 We mainly had exchanges, so we weren’t at home most of the time. But the times that we were at home it was really nice because our mom was a teacher. She made us do zumba with her. That was funny. She played badminton with […]

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Student Spotlights Thrival Academy: Oakland Thrival Academy: Indy Adriana Valencia Age: 17 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? My family. I’ve never really been away from home for more than two days. Being away for three months is really hard because I’ve never really been away from my little brother or […]

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Rustic Pathways Children’s Home Talent Show By Bionka Moore, grade 11 (Thrival Academy: Indy) This is how it all started. The whole day, Joseline, Alicia and I were very nervous because we didn’t think we were ready, and we kept messing up during practice. At about 7pm, we go dressed with our matching outfit. At […]

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