Luang Prabang

My adventures in Laos- Episode 1

My adventures in Laos- Episode 1

Well, where and how to start?  Probably the best thing is to give you a bit of background information about the project on which I’ll be working for the next four weeks. It’s run under the auspices of GVI, a global organisation which operates projects in many...

Welcome to Laos buffalo dairy

Welcome to Laos buffalo dairy

I signed up with GVI on the 9th of December 2017. Some people come with an expectation, but I didn’t really have anything. No teaching experience and first time in south east Asia alone. All I knew is that I was about to experience something that was going to push me...

A Plate Served Fresh To No One

A Plate Served Fresh To No One

Like many of my stories while volunteering with GVI in Laos, it all started with an existential moment walking down the streets of Luang Prabang. I was walking through rugged sidewalks around construction and motorcycles. I passed under extremely low hanging tarps and...

From student to teacher: Khamsaeng’s story

From student to teacher: Khamsaeng’s story

I first started learning with GVI when I was a novice at Pasa Viet temple. At that time, there was an English school which was taught by GVI. So I started learning with them from that time until July, 2017 and I have learnt with them for about 5-6 years. Nowadays I...

Day 1 of My GVI Placement

Day 1 of My GVI Placement

Hello, My name is Owen and I have recently returned from my crazy GVI Intern placement in a village called Ban Namthouam, which is a town in the north of Laos. While in Ban Namthouam I was living at a l Primary school, and I would be assisting the teachers there as...