Every year, students at Si Thep School in central Thailand participate in planting rice on the school’s grounds. Students and staff roll up their pant legs to work side-by-side in the flooded fields, planting rice that will be harvested for the school. The teachers believe this activity helps students appreciate the culture of rice farming that is so important to the community’s economic stability. Despite muddy feet and the intense heat of the day, this 11th-grade student is all smiles all day.
– Denise Silfee ©2016
PCV Thailand 2011–2013
Teacher Collaboration & Community Outreach