Make a REAL difference in Laos with Education Support Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
Luang Prabang Province
This exciting project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English-speaking abilities of the residents of Luang Prabang. As is common in many of the worlds' poorer communities, an ability to speak English unlocks a new world of possibilities for children and opens up many professional opportunities for the working-age, often within the service and tourism industries which is a growing market in Laos. Teaching volunteers on this program will be given the opportunity to be part of a number of special projects and teach in a range of diverse environments, making their volunteer experience both interesting and dynamic. Volunteers will find themselves working in the Santiphab secondary school library, teaching Buddhist monks, the disabled and those affected by land mines and at an English Learning Centre. This varied project aims to improve the lives of others by imparting the skills of language.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide free English language classes to the people of Luang Prabang
- Improve the future prospects of some of Laos most disadvantaged and impoverished people, and help them to break the poverty cycle,
- Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills,
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both residents and international volunteers alike.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check