Providing free education & supporting sustainable development in Laos

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NGO description

This NGO is a Lao, non-profit, non-governmental association dedicated to the sustainable development of the population of Vang Vieng district, Laos. Its approach is holistic and focuses on 4 pivotal, interdependent domains:

EDUCATION

Education is the key to development and should be accessible to everybody, without any discrimination. This NGO primarily teaches English and thus gives locals the possibility to better interact with tourists, to better communicate and cooperate with nationals from the other countries of the ASEAN and to access unlimited information available on the internet. All classes are free of charge for their 500 students and their action is supported by the Ministry of Education.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Another priority of the NGO is to generate employment and new sources of revenue for locals. As an employer, the NGO focuses on fair work conditions and access to medical care for employees and their families. The NGO also offers the opportunities to develop existing skills or acquire new ones. In addition, through specific projects, the NGO helps locals generate for themselves new sources of revenue outside of the organization.

 

ENVIRONMENT

The development of the local population can be sustainable only when the natural resources are used carefully and by striving for the lowest possible level of pollution and of non-recyclable wastes. Both sites of the NGO are constantly working towards improving their sustainability and are developing programs to raise awareness for environmental issues.

 

HEALTH

Through dedicated workshops the NGO addresses various health issues relevant to the local population. They are currently focussed on general hygiene, dental care, alcohol & drug misuse. In the future, their action will include STDs and HIV in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

BRIDGER's actions

Volunteers will help with the following tasks, according to their skills, talents or interests:

  1. Teaching  English to Lao kids and young adults.
  2. Organic gardening and farming.
  3. Construction of new facilities on the project sites.
  4. Maintenance and decoration work on the sites.
  5. Promotion of the association and of its sites (outdoor and online)

There are no specific requirements regarding the volunteers except for the ability to communicate in English.

 

OTHER information

- You'll be trained to teach and will be given the necessary teaching material (no teaching irerience is required).

- Volunteers should use natural soap on the sites (provided)

- Long-term volunteers have a fee reduction. Coordinators receive a small financial compensation.

 

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Vang Vieng, LAOS
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Bridgeo est une association humanitaire et de défense de l'environnement agissant par l'intermédiaire de ses bénévoles partout dans le monde grâce à des partenariats locaux. Toutes les missions et les besoins exprimés sur cette page ont été co-écrits et issues d'une concertation entre Bridgeo et les partenaires locaux. La description du partenaire et de la mission n'a qu'une valeur informative et indicative, non contractuelle.

Minimum length of the mission:

1 month

TIME OF THE YEAR WE NEED HELP :

All year long

Language spoken on site :

local
english
 

The non-profit provides :

bed_icon_greenSleeping Accommodation
Electricity
Wifi on site
Warm Water
Shower
meal_icon_greenBreakfast, Lunch and Diner
Drinkable Water
 

Transportation from/to airport :

plane_icon_greenVolunteers take a bus from Vientiane or Luang Prabang to reach Vang Vieng, where they will be picked up.

Cost FOR FOOD & ACCOMMODATION (per MONTH) :

accomodation_icon_green  155 € for 2 weeks, 290 € for 1 month

Other fees :

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Coût de la mission

La candidature à la mission est gratuite. Aucun frais est demandé avant confirmation de votre engagement par notre partenaire.
Une fois la mission confirmée, le coût de la mission est intégralement à la charge du bénévole et comprend l'adhésion à Bridgeo, les billets d’avion A/R, les frais demandés par notre partenaire et à verser sur place (ils varient en fonction de chaque structure : logement, nourriture, frais de transports de l'aéroport au lieu de mission, soutien à l'association) et les frais administratifs (assurance, visa).

Adhésion

Il est obligatoire d’être adhérent (250 €) à Bridgeo pour participer à nos missions après avoir été accepté(e) par notre partenaire. En adhérant, vous témoignez de votre intérêt pour les objectifs de notre association. Vous pouvez alors participer à nos activités et bénéficiez de notre accompagnement et de notre réseau solidaire.

Démarches à suivre après avoir été accepté(e) par notre partenaire :

1/ Adhérez ici à Bridgeo en tant que membre adhérent si vous ne l'êtes pas déjà

2/ Nous retourner la Convention d'engagement réciproque entre l'adhérent et l'association Bridgeo signée en ayant lu attentivement la Charte éthique de l'adhérent,un certificat médical et un casier judiciaire.

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