Laos Volunteer Project

Laos’ Elephant Conservation Centre and local village schools are set to have another pair of hands at work, as I embark on a unique Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA) project.

I will play a key role in establishing a new era for conservation of the Asian elephant, and ill get up close and personal with many of the majestic residents of the Elephant Conservation Centre, a rehabilitation, research and breeding facility which also has a purpose built hospital dedicated to elephant rescued from the logging trade and promotes responsible tourism.

 I will also assist in the veterinary clinic, viewing platform maintenance plus works on new infrastructure projects.

Besides helping elephants,  I will also support local village schools in improving education opportunities, and spend time teaching English to school children, boosting their employment options and enhancing their futures.

 I will also be involved in initiatives like building bathrooms and classrooms to help improve the schools. Another important initiative is planting banana and sugar cane, the main source of food for those stunning elephants.

 The opportunity of a volunteer Laos adventure project is a once in a lifetime chance. I would really appreciate any and all help offered to cover the costs!
These costs include hiring local skilled tradespeople to supervise and assist in the building projects, building materials and donations to local organisations. 

 VESA is the organisation making my Laos adventure possible. This unique initiative offers students the chance to fuse supporting the indigenous people of remote villages with true adventure tourism. Every VESA project is tailored to the individual student’s skills and experience. So they are able to contribute their fullest potential to communities in need.

Currently VESA organises projects in Laos, as well as South Africa, Fiji and Ecuador.  To learn more about VESA, visit www.vesabroad.org.


 Thank you for your time and contributions!

Donations

  • Darren Thomas 
    • £20 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £25 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 11 mos
  • Zoe Wilkinson 
    • £20 
    • 11 mos

Organizer

Aoifé Hanly 
Organizer
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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