Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 280€ to start the programme
- Code : G/LAO/T2017
- Dispo : 5M / 2F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The teaching project in Nanyang Village is a year round program and takes place at variety of schools. One of our primary teaching locations is situated in a local village primary school. Within this school the participants will teach local Laotian children from poor family backgrounds. On average, there are around 100 children attending this school, between the ages of 4 – 12. The participants will primarily teach English language classes at the local primary village school according to the school’s curriculum. However, there is always place for extra-curricular English language classes based on the Project Base Learning (PBL) principles. These extra-curricular classes can vary widely in content from playing games, sports and music to handicraft making, all whilst using the English language. Making this happen will of course depend upon the participant’s assertiveness and organization skills. These classes are meant to improve the English language skills of the children and develop their interests and ambitions in different fields. The Teaching project is coordinated by a teacher from the organization and supervised by a teacher from within the school. A truly unforgettable and life-changing experience will be gained through an authentic taste of Laotian culture. This will be in the form of daily interactions with Laotian people and children at the local village school or temple. Laotian people are very friendly and kind and they will enlighten your heart with their appreciation. The aim of this program is to help improve the children’s education and life prospects in these poorer communities of Laos. Participants themselves will not only gain a wonderful experience with these eager to learn and deserving children, but they will also gain teaching experience, an invaluable life skill.
Our center and sleeping accommodation is located inside an agriculture and development facility where Laotian farmers and Thai/Lao students get their training regarding sustainable agriculture and best practice. The accommodation/guesthouse has rooms which will be shared by 4 till 8 people on a single gender basis. Three meals during the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided and will generally take place at the accommodation and project site, unless stated otherwise. We offer a variety of Western and delicious Laotian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner accommodated by fruit. Please note that during the weekends only 2 meals per day are provided (brunch and dinner).
Nanyang Village (Ban Na Yang) is located 26 kilometers outside of Vientiane. In Nanyang Village, you will get a taste of ‘real’ rural Laos where you sometimes feel as though me stands still. The warm and welcoming people inside this area will make the stay for everybody a great and unique experience.This beautiful and peaceful location will provide with an authentic taste of Laos. The project locations and sleeping accommodation are located inside a local agriculture &development center in Nayang Village. Inside the village participants can find small groceries and local eateries for their snacks, drinks and other necessities. The closest ATM machine can be found on the main road to Vientiane, approximately 5 kilometers from the accommodation. Therefore we advise all participants to bring some local currency with them for personal expenses, although you don’t need a lot of money when you stay with us. Participants can exchange money or use the ATM at the airport when they arrive. Once a week we will provide a trip to Vientiane for all participants where they can visit the night market, mekong river, restaurants and touristic sites. At the accommodation where we stay you will find great sport facilities (volleyball court and soccer pitch), where the participants can enjoy some exercise. Near our accommodation in Nayang Village you will find a very nice big lake, temples and and authentic rural Laotian scenery. Because Vientiane is not far away, and many participants go there during the weekend, a little bit more about the capital as well. Vientiane is a laid-back, French-influenced city situated on the banks of the Mekong River near to the border of Thailand and may well be the cleanest city in the whole of Southeast Asia.With manicured roadside gardens, you will hardly believe you were in one of the poorest countries in the world. This ancient city, with a population of around 400.000 people, is very different from any other capital city in Southeast Asia. With its authentic Laotian and French colonial style, it truly is ‘a pearl at the Mekong! Although a guidebook will be able to talk you through everything that the city has to offer, here are a couple of ideas: Patuxai – Vientiane’s take on the Arc de Triomphe and their own victory monument. You can climb it to enjoy the panoramic views! Wat Si Muang – A Buddhist temple for those who want to absorb some religious culture. Night Market – Every night at the Mekong river, this is the place to be in the early evening for locals as well as tourists.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 280€ to start the programme. Reception at the airport at the arrival. There are no specific participant requirements for this program. The preferred teaching location can be added to the comment section of the booking. We do our best to provide the participants with their preference, as long as the local project situation/requirements facilitates this. Please provide us with a copy/scan of your passport and CV at least two weeks before your arrival. These documents are required to register you with the Laotian authorities and guarantee the project placement. You are more than welcome to bring materials such as games, color pencils or anything else that might come to mind for your teaching time as well as other activities.