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Community Services


June, 2009.

Elephant Nature Foundation seeks to increase standards in the mahout (or elephant keeper) profession, to ultimately benefit the lives of working elephants as well as the people involved.

They have recently launched an ESL programme for mahouts, and are looking for teachers to come out and help. There is a small budget available for staffing, but this would be a part-time or voluntary position.
Please send your resume, brief background, and dates available at
[email protected]
For more information please call
053 272 855 or visit
www.elephantnaturefoundation.org.


Airlines in Chiang Mai launched a special price promotion to welcome the ‘Chiang Mai Grand Sale 2009’ during June – July 2009 to stimulate the economy in Chiang Mai. Tourists will be given a very special price for tickets, especially for the visitors at the fair during the two months. Some airlines in Chiang Mai like Korean Air, SGA Airlines and Thai Air Asia will participate in public relations activities to promote this to their own clients.


Chiang Mai Night Safari, ‘a study room to explore the natural world’, is inviting any interested youths to be part of a conservation team to protect wildlife and the environment. The volunteers will receive hands on animal experience and learn how to protect the environment. Interested youths please call the Marketing and PR department at 053 999 000 ext. 1064.


The Chiang Mai governor has set up the provincial committee for monitoring and following up on police administration [Ed. Loose translation in lieu of an official name]. The committee includes 14 government officers, 7 honourable committees and 3 citizen representatives. All residents can complain about or comment on any police officer who may be corrupt via many channels including reporting directly to the committee office, submitting your request to complaint boxes which are installed at the front of the committee’s office or sending a letter to PO Box 350 Chiang Mai. The complaint will then be reviewed by the officer and necessary action will be taken.

For more information please contact Chiang Mai Provincial Police 490 Chiang Mai-Lampang Road, Tambol Tasala, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50000. Tel. 053 242 234.


Lo is quite a handsome guy, a Bankaew-Mix, with beautiful white-black-brown markings on his face and a white soft longish coat. He is about one year old, with all his shots, is healthy and fit and ready to find his own place to live. He loves to get attention, and he would like to get it all, so he’s quite jealous with other dogs. Like a typical Bankaew Lo is keen to have his own person to whom he can give all his loyalty, and he is an excellent guard dog as well. If you think Lo and you could be a good match, then contact Care for Dogs, Karin (084 752 52 55) or Khun Grib (086 913 871) or e-mail to [email protected] to make an appointment and meet Lo at the shelter. www.carefordogs.org


Do something about it. Thammarat Suksa is a Buddhist High School run by the monks at Wat Phrasingh and cares for about 1,300 students, about 800 are novices and 500 are lay students.
They are seeking help from a few volunteer Native English speakers to help them undertake improvements to their English Programme.
No formal education qualifications are required, just an ability to speak English.
Can you spare 2 hours once or twice a week to help them?
Please contact Don Joiner 083 325 2796.