Monday, June 17, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Please click the following link to see our Facebook updates about the 2013 Charitable Trust Challenge that started at 5am Monday and goes until 6am Friday!
Or go to the following site to donate and help send disadvantaged Lao students to school:
GVI Laos Team
Posted by GVI Laos at 2:03 AM
Friday, June 7, 2013
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
So we began with a lesson to the whole group, led by Forest and myself and then we broke up into three small groups, each led by a volunteer. The students seemed to love the activities and were keen to participate. One activity involved learning words such as throw, catch, up and down and took place outside, throwing a ball. After ten minutes or so, a crowd of local children and parents had gathered, eagerly watching and wanting to join in. We found another ball for the kids and they preceeded to attempt to echo the English words they heard which was very entertaining!
Next the students took us on a tour of their local market where we saw (and had to try!) a few interesting things! The students loved pointing out various foods at the market and learning the English words which they would quickly write in their notebooks. They also taught us the Lao words and I had quite a few locals laughing at my attempts at saying the words correctly! We then headed back to Mr Ni’s neighbour’s house which was an example of a very traditional Hmong house. A lovely little old lady lived there and with her permission, we squeezed ourselves into her small home. She chuckled the whole time we were there, looking around at us happily. Mr Ni explained some of the Hmong beliefs and the reason they have two doors in all Hmong houses. One is called the ‘spirit door’ and is only used during special ceremonies and celebrations. It was very interesting to learn as Hmong culture and Lao culture are very different.
We ended our visit with farewells back at Mr Ni's house and we left the students with some stationary gifts. It was a great day had by all and I hope to plan another visit there in the future.
- Written by Sian from Australia who is on the project for 6 months! Thank you Sian for all of your hard work :-)
Posted by GVI Laos at 8:32 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The group of Lao Monks studying in Thailand, some of whom have been sponsored by GVI Laos, returned to Luang Prabang recently over their holiday leave. GVI assisted with the expenses involved in applying for passports as our contribution to these Monks' further education. Contact is still kept between GVI and Monk Joy (second from the left) who sent this photo.
Our Charitable Trust Challenge happening from 10th to 14th June when we are giving alms for 5 days, raises money to help our Buddhist communities in which we work and the community in general.
To support this challenge please donate by going to http://www.justgiving.com/ctchallenge-laos2013
Posted by GVI Laos at 11:48 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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