About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workThis medical program will have you in close contact with patients and medical staff at Vientiane's medical facility. You'll learn from the medical staff about the treatments they use for their patients, the majority of whom have medical issues concerning their limbs (arms, legs, feet and hands). During your time here, you will: Observe a doctor in his/her daily routine Observe and experience common cases in treatments Exchange medical experience and knowledge according to your ability Assist with the treatments (occupational therapy), patient care and diagnostic examinations of patients where possible In the early stage of the program, your placement should be understood as an observatory role and exchange experience, but as needs arise, you will assist with patient treatment, patient care and examinations where feasible. This depends on your level of experience. Occupational therapists will be placed in the rehabilitation center, where they can assist with physical exercises. You will also be asked to engage with the local nurses and doctors in Medical English terminology and general English conversation skills for body examinations and treatments. You will hopefully end up learning some of the Laos language also! This medical project will be coordinated by the organization's staff and supervised by a staff member from the medical team at CMR. Part of the program fee will go to the medical center for the facilitation and supervision of this project.
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 630€ for 3 weeks (minimum duration). Culture week mandatory: 280€ to start the programme