Are you considering spending time volunteering to help others? Taking part in this childcare project will give the children in Nanyang Village, Laos an insight into your life and culture, a beneficial experience to children who do not experience a lot of culture outside of their own. You will also be a part of a rewarding scheme to improve these children’s futures by helping to provide them with a quality education in this understaffed facility. Together with local staff, your tasks on the project will include teaching English, and organizing interactive games and activities, as well as taking on tasks which meet the needs of the day-to-day running of the centre. You’ll have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Laos while giving your skills to the community.
The kindergarten focused on by the project is allocated to the poor sections of the community. Not only providing an education for the children, but also relieving the stress from the parents who have to work, by providing free childcare. As a result, the facility has a positive impact on the community. Providing spaces for children between the ages of 2 and 4, the number of attendees can range from approximately 25 to over 60 children. They can arrive during the day and will be collected at the end of the afternoon by their parents.
While at the project, your interactions with the children will primarily involve teaching them English, life skills and basic hygiene. However, you will also be required to take part in other tasks which could include taking charge of the supervision of the children, assisting with their feeding and any other necessary care, as well as organising interactive games and activities to enhance their experiences. In addition, you will also be expected to help keep the kindergarten clean and tidy.
Your experiences on the project will be unforgettable for you, and life-changing for the community. You will experience genuine Laotian culture through your interactions with the friendly and kind inhabitants of the village, knowing that your work is valued and worthwhile.
Monday to Friday
Each day begins with a hearty breakfast to set you up for your busy day. After breakfast you will spend time in the morning teaching at the project site. This will be followed by assisting with feeding the children, preparing them for their sleep and then a time for you to have lunch and a rest. In the afternoon, you will take part in bathing the children and assisting again with their feeding. There will be time for more teaching, interactive activities and facilitating games after the children are fed. At the end of each day, you will enjoy a meal at the guesthouse before resting during the evening.