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Overview


  • Help to empower rural communities to operate community owned tourism ventures
  • Get dirty during 'hands on and feet in' participation making Adobe bricks using locally sourced sand, hay, water and mud
  • Work alongside local tradespeople to use Adobe bricks to build part of an eco-bungalow
  • Traditional lunch hosted by local families
  • Students gain unique insights into daily life on rural Lao community
  • This experiential learning project addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

THE PROBLEM

Lao PDR is one of the least developed countries in the world with major social, political and financial challenges. Laos is receiving increasing numbers of tourists each year, but rarely does the tourism revenue reach the most vulnerable ethnic minority communities, often due to a lack of suitable lodging facilities for the visitors.

THE SOLUTION

Students build an Adobe clay eco-bungalow that will be rented to visiting ecologically minded tourists. The bungalow will provide one village in the Luang Prabang district the opportunity to generate their own alternative income from small scale tourism.

IMPACT

The bungalow will provide the village with a facility that will generate cash income as well as labour opportunities for years to come. The bungalow will also demonstrate how villagers in the future can build their own eco-friendly house cost effectively. The raw materials for the clay bricks can be found on site, providing a self-sufficient and natural source of building materials.

Countries:

Addressing:


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty:  Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Decent Work And Economic Growth:  Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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