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2018 Laos – Northern Hemisphere

Southeast Asia

We had six amazing teams volunteering in Laos from the northern hemisphere in 2018 working on various conservation and construction projects.

A special thank you to Kirsten, Benji, Sophie and Nick who have been a fantastic team to lead our volunteer projects in 2018.

Here are some of the highlights.

Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury

  • We helped take care of 13 new elephants and helped to integrate them with the wider herd.
  • Provided assistance at the Vet hospital. We had quite a few Biology and Science students this year that greatly benefited from the knowledge gained working with the Vets there.
  • Completed over 2km of fence line to prepare for a new socialisation area fo the elephants and assisted with the landscaping and plantation of new vegetation.

Van Ban Soy School

  • Completed refurbishment of the kindergarten including painting of the kindergarten walls, cubicles and murals which the kids now throughly admire.
  • Helped teach students from grade 2 onwards and introduced them to the wonders of the Macarena.

Ban Nonsavanh School

  • Built and furnished a new classroom so that the school can expand to bring on a new teacher and cater for more students.
  • Helped teach children English including ABCs, phrases, body parts, date and time, animal, emotions and opposites.
  • Had fun with craft work
  • Helped the children prepare for their exams.

You can read about our efforts in more detail here.

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