Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks

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Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks

from £945
Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Laos
Discover the city of Luang Prabang, a World Heritage Site, and teach English to Buddhist novice monks, improving the quality of their education and enabling them to access more opportunities
Summary

Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks

Overview

The beautiful ancient city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World heritage site, is situated in northern central Laos. Teach English in this idyllic setting, at the meeting of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, famous for its Buddhist temples and monasteries.

Many young men in Laos will choose to become monks so that they can access education and escape poverty. Temples do provide inexpensive education although teachers are often stretched beyond capacity making it hard to provide all students with the attention they deserve.

Highlights include…

Have the rare opportunity to work closely with novice monks in a temple school;  learn about Lao culture, history, food, religion and language; visit local sights; enjoy a weekend break on the banks of the Mekong River.

Volunteering on this project you will teach English to these students, improving the quality of their education. This will enable them to access more opportunities and bring a higher quality of life for their families.

Testimonials

“It was an amazing experience. To be able to interact with young novice Buddhist monks and know that you are actually making a positive impact on them seems almost a little surreal at first but then becomes so common place that it takes a moment when one grasps you on the arm and says “You are a very good teacher” to bring home exactly what you are doing.

But that is only a small part of it. The people that I met are what really made the Laos project something that will have a special place in my heart forever.”

- Greg Wright, (Australia)


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Price details:

from £945

Phone:

Call 0333 333 9952 to enquire or book

Inclusions

Pre-departure support and discounted services
24-hour emergency phone
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
Long term experienced staff
Welcome meeting
Location orientation
All necessary project training by experienced staff
All necessary project equipment and materials
24-hour in-country support
Alumni discount - 20% off if booking at the same hub within 3 months, 15% off if booking at a different hub within 3 months and 10% off thereafter
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
A guided tour of Luang Prabang to show you the sights and point out the best restaurants, internet cafe’s, banks, etc.
Learning about Lao culture, history, food, religion and language
A shared room in guesthouse accommodation in the ancient city Luang Prabang
Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion
The rare opportunity to work closely with novice monks in a temple school

Not Included

Flights
Medical and travel insurance
Visa costs
Personal kit
Additional drinks and gratuities
Extra local excursions
International and domestic airport taxes

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Fresh produce a plenty at Phousi Market

Fresh produce a plenty at Phousi Market

Novice monks at the Wat Mano primary school

Novice monks at the Wat Mano primary school

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