Discover the ancient city of Luang Prabang, Laos, a UNESCO World heritage site, while contributing to sustainable women’s empowerment initiatives in the local community. Through various forms of English, health and life skills classes, you will play a significant role in improving females’ access to education which can then empower them to increase their own employment opportunities and quality of life.
Having the rare opportunity to work closely with girls and women from the local community and surrounding areas; learning about Lao culture, history, food, religion and language; visiting local sights and being able to enjoy a weekend break on the banks of the Mekong River.
Volunteering on these sustainable women’s empowerment initiatives, you will meaningfully contribute to GVI Laos’ objectives such as: promoting gender equality, improving equal access to education and empowering local females to gain increased employment opportunities and self-determination in order to break the cycle of poverty and inequality.
The entire experience was amazingly rewarding. All the students I had the pleasure of interacting with were hardworking, dedicated and so appreciative of the work we were doing. Although I was only on the program for a month and had no previous teaching experience, I felt that I was able to play a real part in improving the life opportunities of the students I worked with. I would encourage anyone wanting to make a positive impact while travelling or wanting to experience a culture beyond the tourist experience to seriously consider a project with GVI. My only regret is that I did not stay longer.