After graduating from a temple school in Luang Prabang, novice monk, Valee Xiong, didn’t know where life would take him. What he knew for sure was that he didn’t want to commit to full monastic life, but finding a job to support himself, food, running water and...
The Importance of Local Involvement and Leadership in Sustainable Women’s Empowerment Programs Leyla Isin-Xiong, who manages all our programs throughout Laos, discusses the gender equality issues faced by women in the country and how she spearheaded a menstrual health...
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...
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...
Objectives To improve students English Language ability To develop relationships with educational institutions and temples with the aim of increasing their ability to provide educational opportunities This month, GVI Laos volunteers have enjoyed teaching the students...
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...
I started learning with GVI when I was a student at Suntiphab High school. I started studying English with GVI from December in 2016 until the present. After I learnt with GVI, in June 2017, GVI had a workshop for learning how to be an English teacher. So I thought it...
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...
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...
Don’t get me wrong I enjoy 5 stars, fluffy towels and a well-stocked mini-bar with the best of them. I quite fancy taking a dip in an infinity pool and spending time exploring European cities. I thoroughly enjoy frolicking by the seashore on a majestic island. But the...
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