About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workYou'll have the option to work in two rural kindergartens in a small Laotian village. The children that come to these kindergartens are between the ages of 2-4 and are always eager to spend time and learn from their new teachers! The tasks you will undertake depend on the needs of the kindergarten you choose to work in. In both kindergartens though, you will get to feed, play with the children, organize activities, and at times, help the staff with cleaning chores. We aim to teach some basic English and life skills at both facilities through fun and engaging activities, however, the second kindergarten makes a bigger emphasis on this and will have you teaching English to the children as well as the full-time Laotian teachers, making it a more hands-on experience.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation The accommodation is tucked away in the countryside of Laos, allowing you to get a true taste of Laotian sceneries. It has a sports area where you can play football or volleyball with other participants! It is surrounded by rice fields and lakes, which you can take advantage of through activities such as swimming and boating. Food Arrangements We offer a variety of Western and delicious Laotian dishes accompanied with a lot of fruit.
About the project locationBan Houakhoua Village is located in the Naxaythong District, located about 25 kilometers from Vientiane, the country's capital. This location allows for the best of both worlds, its rural nature will give you a taste of Laos while still being close enough to the city! Sights & Surroundings Vientiane City A laid-back, French-influenced city situated on the banks of the Mekong River and is located only 25 minutes away from our center. This ancient city, is different from any other capital city in Southeast Asia. With its authentic Laotian and French colonial style, it truly is Â‘a pearl at the Mekong'. Vang Vieng A favorite go-to place for our participants during their weekends! The city is a major backpacker hub, made famous thanks to its nightlife and outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and kayaking. Luang Prabang Although a bit further afield it is still worth the journey for sure. It is one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia thanks to its alluring mountainous landscapes and riverside location!
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 280€ to start the programme