Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monthly Achievement Report October 2013

Arts Program Begins in Luang Prabang, Laos

Our new Arts and Childcare project is up and running! So far we have had 2 creative volunteers sign up to share their love of art. Together they have given 41 Lao children experiences that they may never have had before.

The very first Arts volunteer was Asia from Australia. Asia taught 30 children between the ages of 4 and 10 years old at the library in town. The children learned English while also experimenting with different types of art. One day the children learned different colours and painted a colour wheel to see what happens when primary colours are mixed together. Pattern and the alphabet were also topics of another day so the children drew all sorts of unique patterns on alphabet posters. We made homemade play dough and formed triangles, squares and circles to practice shapes, self-portraits were drawn and lots of fun messes were made.

Our second Arts volunteer Naomi, is from England and currently on the project for 6 weeks. Naomi has a class of 11 students between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. Many of these children have lost one or both parents and all live together in a house a little outside of town. The students have made dream catchers, their own homemade books about sheep in England, tissue paper lanterns, maracas and animal masks, just to name a few of the activities the students have loved doing.

To find out more about our Arts and Childcare project please look at the following link- http://www.gvi.co.uk/programs/arts-and-childcare-volunteering-laos