LA GI CONSTRUCTION EFFORT 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 210 € per week. Culture week mandatory: 280€ to start the programme
- Code : G/VTN/LGCE2017
- Dispo : 2M / 1F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Many of the villagers here in La Gi need help with renovation and light construction. The little they earn goes towards their daily expenses, and as a result, it’s common for living quarters to be left in bad condition. This situation extends to communal areas such as schools, temples, and clinics too. In fact there are many places that need help due to the tight budgets they have for their organisation. It is common for a renovation budget to be very small because of other more important priorities. This is where we saw a way to help! Through some renovation and light construction using the energy from our participants, we can assist the community while allowing you to engage with the local area and people and learn more about it’s people and culture. Work can include housing renovation and light construction like painting. Typical tasks could be repairing chairs, tables, building walls, toilets etc. Tasks will depend on local conditions and what is needed at the time. You can expect to be working 4-5 hours a day. The aims are to create intercultural exchanges through our efforts with the locals and to support local villagers with an organized workforce.
This cozy guesthouse has 7 rooms available for our participants and is conveniently located in the center of La Gi’s township. It is only 10-15 minutes by taxi from the local beach. It has a small lobby but it has surrounding coffee shops for any relaxing or journal writing you may want to do in your downtime as well as several local restaurants that compete for who makes the best Pho in town. WiFi is available inside the accommodation, but please note that the quality of the Internet access depends on weather conditions. Since we are in Southeast Asia, we might have poor internet accessibility at times due to heavy raining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at this guesthouse, and in some cases a restaurant outside the guesthouse.
La Gi is a small beach town located in the south of Vietnam. As a village town, La Gi’s attractions feel more authentic and closer to a local experience due to its non touristic nature. La Gi will give you the chance to live like a local and learn about life in Vietnam while being able to unwind at its beautiful beaches! Facilities A supermarket is within walking distance (10 -15 minutes walk) and an ATM machine is a bit further but also accessible with a 20 minutes walk. There are many taxis around. You can easily catch a taxi or rickshaw from the main road to reach your destination of choice. There are many local beaches around, which remain quiet during most of the day until the afternoon, when the villagers enjoy unwinding from work/school and head there to relax. Here are a few suggestions for things to do during the weekend: Coco Beach – Located 8 kms outside of La Gi, it can be reached by taxi and is the perfect place for young people. Teenagers and young adults from nearby towns love hanging out here as there is a bar, cozy futons to relax in, hammocks and endless decorations that make it an ideal photo opportunity place. During the evenings, it becomes the ideal spot to hang out in as this beach is famous for its parties, bonfire nights and whatnot. Moreover, it is also a camping place, making it the ideal getaway spot for some relaxing weekend at the beach. Mui Ne – located 80 kilometers from La Gi, it is a famous town known for its beaches and endless sand dunes. Mui Ne is on every traveler’s bucket list while in Vietnam for its vibe, its incredible landscapes and its sandboarding opportunities. Ho Chi Minh – Located 4 hours away by bus from La Gi, it is the largest town in Vietnam ideal for those who enjoy the bustle and hustle of Asian towns. It is also the best place to go to for nights out in the famous District 1. Dalat – A bit further afield than the rest but still reachable from La Gi (213 kilometers away). Dalat is another must in Vietnam. Known as “the city of love”. It is so beautiful that, during the Colonial times, the French dubbed it their favorite destination in the country. The town is filled with pagodas, French architecture, flower gardens and even a “Crazy House”, a gallery, hostel and coffee shop that was built to look like a tree. Aside from enjoying the city, you can also head out of town to numerous waterfalls and stunning nature.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 280€ to start the programme. Reception at SGN (Tan Son Nhat International Airport – Ho Chi Minh) on Sundays before 1pm and departure on Saturday morning. Early / Late arrival (Mon-Sat): Pickups are still available, but at an extra cost per night.