Christmas in a different culture We are of course in a Buddhist country so the whole issue of Christmas really should not apply, but clearly there has been a degree of what one might call cultural leakage, and there are a surprising number of Christmas items on sale,...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report October 2018: WEP students in our community outreach project Objectives To increase access to education in rural areas To improve quality of education in Laos for students taught by GVI: Improve students' English language ability To...
It is really difficult to sum up the multitude of experiences that I had during the nine weeks I spent with GVI in Luang Prabang between November and February in 2017/18. What were the highlights? Luang Prabang itself: with it’s temples, monks and novices, it’s gentle...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report September 2018: WEP careers and skills exploration Objectives: To increase students’ awareness of vocational options and career choices through teaching, workshops and case studies To encourage our female students to assess their...
You might complain about your job occasionally, but you’re probably grateful to have one. Many people aren’t so lucky. Unemployment rates are on the rise worldwide, throwing up a barrier against sustainable development. Many a leader has been elected on a promise of...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report August 2018: GVI Laos Summer Programs Objectives: To develop relationships with educational institutions and temples with the aim of increasing their ability to provide educational opportunities: To improve quality of education in...
In July 2018 I resigned from my job as nurse specialist and manager for a hospice in Bristol, England. I was ready for a change and to take either a career break or retirement. I needed to do something completely different for a few weeks to help me consider my...
Wondering what to eat when volunteering abroad in Laos? Look no further. Here are GVI’s top picks for dishes you must eat when in Laos. As a fusion of the French and Asian kitchen, Laotian cuisine is deliciously complex. Fresh herbs and tender meats take front stage...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report July 2018: Service Learning Groups Objectives To provide students from Scarisbrick Hall the opportunity to contribute to increasing the educational opportunities of students in Luang Prabang within the fields of English language...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report June 2018: New National Scholar Program Participant Objectives Identify and vet potential local people for the NSP by approaching local English colleges and encouraging high achieving suitable ex-students to participate. Offer...
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