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Laos Teaching & Organic Farm

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Laos Teaching & Organic Farm

Teach English in the local schools, and help out on the local farm with organic farming, sustainable building, feeding baby animals or even helping out at the fruit shack.

Prices from $1,695

Imagine flooded rice fields, dense tropical forests, towering limestone karsts, awesome plateaus, rugged mountains and sweeping plains. Marvel at rivers flowing far and wide through lush landscapes before breaking into spectacular cascades of light. In the streets of Luang Prabang, (Laos second city and a world heritage site), discover ancient sun-baked monastery walls, monks clothed in traditional ochre robes and street markets imbued with the scents and aromas of exotic spices and rare oils.

Explore the French-influenced capital of Vientiane, bordered by the Mekong River, with its unique blend of bustling metropolis and chilled out riverside haunts. Wander through the streets and alleys absorbing the singular atmosphere and taking in the novel and fascinating sights; from the fantastic sculpture garden of Buddha Park to ancient temples made of wood, stone, bronze and silver. Venture beyond the city walls: explore floating restaurants on Nam Ngum Lake; trek or tuk-tuk in the mountainous region of Luang Namtha and steam off afterwards with a herbal sauna and soothing massage; scramble through the limestone caves of Vang Vieng and the Buddha inhabited caves of Tham Nong Pafa.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the rich tapestry of Laos
  • Teach enthusiastic & lively children
  • Help out with organic farming

FAST FACTS

Location Laos
Activities Teach English
Organic farming
Sustainable farming
Feeding baby animals
Helping out at the fruit shack
Transport Volunteers must make their own way to the project site
Accommodation Shared volunteer accommodation or homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Project orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

This project is keen to attract enthusiastic, creative, easy going, flexible and adaptable volunteers to help with the education of the children in the community. The local people love welcoming and interacting with overseas volunteers and feel that the longer a volunteer can stay the better it is for the class and the community!

The project has nearly finished building one school and the community hopes to extend their construction efforts across the wider community.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Your teaching programme will run five days a week for an hour or two each day. You'll be teaching conversational English and the curriculum provided in either a school or community centre. English lessons carry on through the school holidays allowing the project to operate throughout the year. Your class will be made up of different ages and competencies, so imaginative and creative lesson planning is key! For example why not try to use music and song in your lesson to help the less confident students to join in?

As well as teaching you will also have the opportunity to fill up the rest of your days taking part in other valuable projects currently running on the farm, this could involve anything from organic farming, sustainable building, feeding baby animals such as goats and piglets or even helping out at the fruit shack!

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll be flying into the busy capital city, Vientiane. From here there are local buses several times a day for you to take to the project site 150 km away. Detailed travel instructions for this straight forward journey will be provided in your field brief.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

The accommodation may be either in a volunteer house or a home stay on or near the project site. If you are placed a short distance from the site you can walk to work, hire bicycles or jump on one of the local tuk-tuks! Rooms at the house are mixed sex though single sexed rooms may be available on request, dependant on availability. The toilets are Western style and showers are available. Clothes washing facilities may be provided for a small charge.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with either two or three meals a day (this depends on the site where you will be working). Your diet will consist of a variety of nutritious and delicious local dishes. There is bottled water onsite and local shops to buy alcohol... though of course there is no drinking during working hours!
 

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

You are welcome to get involved with other tasks and projects that may be going on at the centre while they are participating such as local construction work. A range of adventure activities are on offer locally for you to try out if you like such as tubing, rock climbing, cycling, kayaking. You can agree reasonable rates with local providers.

COSTS

4 weeks $1,695

Extra week $345

 

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly

PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POPULAR PROJECT!

DURATION

4 weeks & longer

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Project orientation
  • Project equipment
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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