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Luang Prabang

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...

Laos: A small paradise

Laos: A small paradise

I may have only been in Laos for 2 weeks, but it took just a few days to fall in love with the place. Volunteering with GVI Laos has been the best experience of my life, so much so that I have already booked to come back again next year for longer! I remember being...