LRTT Laos

Vientiane, Southern Region

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Laos Fellowship

Make an impact through teacher training whilst spending 3/4 weeks experiencing two different areas of Laos. You will observe teachers in their schools and use a combination of workshops and instructional coaching to help them achieve their goals and improve learning outcomes in their classrooms.

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Ideal for Teachers

  • Keen to experience multiple locations during a Fellowship
  • With experience in either primary/elementary or secondary/high school education
  • Wanting an urban but “off-the-beaten-track” adventure

Training

Workshops and instructional coaching

As a Fellow, you will support teachers in achieving their goals through observations, workshops, and coaching. Focusing on Six Principles of Effective Teaching you will learn from, and with, teachers and support them to build on their skills, bring learning to life and improve student outcomes.

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Teachers

Supporting government teachers in Luang Prabang

You will work directly with the teacher training colleges in Vientiane province and Luang Prabang. The focus will be on planning and providing training that supports the government’s goals, including a focus on 21st-century learning and English proficiency.

Schools

Government Primary and secondary schools

We are supporting a mixture of primary/elementary and secondary/high schools in two regions. Class sizes average 31 children and resources are in short supply with most schools limited to just exercise books and a small number of textbooks.

Context

Quality teaching and universal literacy are Ministry priorities

Primary education is compulsory and free until the fifth grade but less than one-third of children complete all five years of primary education and even fewer graduate to secondary school. Recently, there have been rapid improvements in educational standards moving closer to the Ministry's goal of universal literacy.

Partner

Working with the Ministry of Education and the British Embassy

During this Fellowship you will partner with the Ministry for Education in Laos and the British Embassy. You will be exposed to, and contribute toward, the heart of the country’s educational system and its ambitious targets for the future.

Region

Ban Keun and Luang Prabang

During the first part of the Fellowship, you will be based in Ban Keun, a small mining town set amongst the stunning countryside. The second part of the Fellowship takes place in the rural town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site surrounded by lush forests and countryside.

Itinerary

Your Journey

Week 1

"Sabai Dee", Welcome to Laos!

Welcome to Laos - Simply Beautiful. After arrival at Wattay Int’l Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Vientiane where you will have a team induction day with your cohort, explore the city, and have a welcome reception at the British Embassy.

Transit Day

Travel to Ban Keun as a full-group, absorbing views of Laos along the way. Check-in to the Ban Keun Teacher Training College Guesthouse - your first base during the Fellowship.

Week 2

Co-facilitate Workshops

Facilitate multiple full-day workshops on teaching practices at the teacher training college.

Weekend - Vang Vieng Getaway

Blow off some steam with a getaway to Vang Vieng whose spectacular limestone scenery and abundant paddy fields are unlike nowhere else. Alternatively, relax back in your home away from home.

Week 3

Transit Day

This day is reserved for traveling as a full-group to your second base - Luang Prabang.

Co-facilitate Workshops

Co-facilitate multiple full-day workshops on teaching practices at the Teacher Training College in Luang Prabang.

Weekend - Luang Prabang Tour

Step out to take a tour of Luang Prabang exploring temples, monuments, and enjoying stunning sunsets. You’ll also have the opportunity to swim in blue pools of Kuang Si Falls.

Week 4

Luang Prabang Adventure

Sign off from the Fellowship by signing up for one of two adventures on offer -. Visit an Elephant conservation initiative or a two-day hike and kayak through remote villages.

Celebrate Success

The closing ceremony provides a fitting finale to the Fellowship - a celebration of your success. Collect all the memories and transfer to Luang Prabang Int’l Airport for your journey back home.

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Discover Laos

Luang Prabang and beyond

The vibrant culture of Laos combined with its rugged mountain landscape and historic temples make for an unforgettable adventure.

You will get the chance to

  • See an elephant conservation project in action
  • Swim beneath a waterfall and in scenic lakes
  • Experience the rural and undiscovered side of Laos

Laos Experience

Laos Experience

Make the most of your time in Laos by participating on all three excursions: Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang Adventure & Luang Prabang Tour

Mekong Tour

Mekong Tour

Visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls and swim in its pristine blue pools before exploring some of the spectacular temples, palaces, and monuments. Take a cooking class and learn to make traditional dishes from fresh ingredients including the famous sticky rice. Take a sunset boat trip along the mighty Mekong river and see Luang Prabang from the water.

Explore Vang Vieng

Explore Vang Vieng

A weekend to relax and explore the stunning surroundings of Vang Vieng. Experience the incredible limestone scenery set against the backdrop of paddy fields and the Nam Song river. Explore the jaw-dropping caves, Buddhist temples, and the blue lagoon, or take a yoga class and do some shopping.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

You can choose between two activities for this weekend, either visiting an elephant conservation initiative or a two-day hike and kayak through remote villages and overnight stopover in a homestay. All transport, meals, and activities will be included.

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You might be wondering

Where do we stay?

In Ban Keun, you will stay in a quiet guesthouse next to the river. There are beautiful open spaces for planning, relaxing and getting close to nature. In Luang Prabang, you will stay in a guesthouse near the centre of this vibrant town. All rooms are shared with another team member.

How do we get around?

All in-country transport is included. We travel by private transport throughout the Fellowship, usually by minibus. In both Ban Keun and Luang Prabang, the accommodation is centrally located and is no more than a 30-minute walk to the Teacher Training Colleges, though private transportation is also provided.

What's the food like?

All meals are included and you’ll enjoy a range of Laotian and Southeast Asian cuisine which includes Laab (fragrant pork mince or fish) with sticky rice, grilled fish, papaya salad, stews, pho, and more.

What's nearby to see & do?

Ban Keun is a great place to walk between paddy fields or to hang out at the local karaoke bar. The area around the town also has much to offer with stunning countryside, lush forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. In Luang Prabang, the impressive surrounding temple complexes are easily walkable.

What's the weather like?

Wet in most parts of Laos with high humidity, but the landscapes are emerald green. The average temperatures you’ll experience in summer range between 25°C/77°F and 32°C/90°F.

What else should I know?

Laos is a relaxed, communist country, and is relatively lower in tourist numbers compared to its neighbors, thanks to being landlocked.

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