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New Luang Prabang Project Staff arrive in Ao Luk, Thailand for GVI Training

By 6 years ago
Categories Luang Prabang

GVI Ao Luk welcomed Greg Wright and Sam Kurikawa to the base in mid April. They’re Laos’ newest additions to the GVI Laos team, joining Tricia to coordinate the ever-expanding teaching projects in Luang Prabang but made a week-long pitstop in Krabi province’s Ao Luk to learn the ins and outs in the world according to GVI!
The Ao Luk team made the new recruits feel very welcome, as did the volunteers and interns in Thailand. Regional Director, Jill ‘Manow’ Walker, Project Manager Charlie Crowson, Emma, Leila, Steve and Apple all showed off Ao Luk during the Songkram Week! Of course this was a very serious week of training so in between visits to the markets, swimming in Than Bok Khorani National Park, kayaking amongst Krabi’s amazing mangroves and karsts and eating delicious Thai food, Greg and Sam learnt all about volunteer management, keeping everyone safe and healthy – our practise dummy for Emergency First Response, Roy, was ever so grateful for the resuscitation! – and attended English classes and input sessions with the TEFL volunteers.
The weather has been terrific, albeit very hot and humid (a perfect antidote to Melbourne’s cold and wet pseudo-summer). The GVI staff on base are all knowledgeable, funny and each have fascinating stories to share, and the warm and friendly local community in Ao Luk have made the week a tremendous success. Greg and Sam have now moved on to their new home in Luang Prabang and welcomed their own volunteers last Friday! Keep posted for how things have been going.