Join us in bringing educational opportunities to children in Vang Vieng, Laos. You can get involved by either becoming a volunteer or making a donation!
We are looking for both short- and long-term volunteers in Vang Vieng North and Vang Vieng West. In Vang Vieng North we need volunteers who can teach English and help in the office to manage the projects . In Vang Vieng West we need volunteers who can teach English and help build a community center. Volunteers can move between the two locations. We hold English classes from Monday through Friday. Every Monday at 9:30 am we do have a mandatory volunteers meeting.
Interested volunteers must complete and submit the volunteer application form. Once we receive your application we will send you a confirmation form outlining the procedure to follow if you want to pay the administration fee. The reason EEFA asks for an administration fee is because in the past quite a number of interested volunteers would never arrive or arrived too late. Counting on their arrival and scheduling them to teach class has resulted in administration difficulties for us and disappointment to entire classrooms of students who eagerly want to learn English. The administration fee is to assure our volunteers are genuinely committed. You are not obliged to pay the fee and can simply show up, however please be aware that EEFA cannot be held responsible if the teaching position has been filled by someone else. Our major concern is that our students have a teacher.
What we do with the money
The administration fee paid goes directly to the monthly cost of our office and the classes we run: such as the internet, classroom materials, printer ink, A4 paper etc. Every member of the EEFA board (except for one) works on a voluntary basis.
What’s the advantage for you
If you pay the administration fee EEFA guarantees your placement with a classroom. This means that you will be the responsible for one or more groups of students. You can decide whether you want to take an extra volunteer with you who might show up but had not paid the administration fee.
Cost of the administration fee
To reiterate, the administration fee is optional. If you would like a guaranteed teaching placement, the administration fee is $60 USD for the first two weeks. For a longer period time frame the fee is $100 USD. The administration fee is non-refundable. In comparison to other similar organizations around Laos, our fee is very minimal and optional.
Volunteers will have to pay for their own accommodations. We would like to offer you a room but EEFA doesn’t have the money to provide room and board for our volunteers. We would be happy to provide you with recommendations of surrounding accommodations. We strongly suggest you confirm any accommodation reservations you have made.
EEFA is a non-profitable organization. In addition to our English teaching program, we support local schools by building new classrooms, retrofitting classrooms, and providing schools with much needed teaching and study materials. Since running our program and projects cost money we rely on in-kind item and monetary donations.
Your kind monetary donation through the account below would be much appreciated by EEFA and the students benefiting from our programs.
Account name: Equal Education For All
Bank name: Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL)
Bank address (headquarter): No 1 Pangkham Street, Vientiane Capital, Lao P.D.R
Account numberr: 140120100641496003
Swift / BIC code: COEBLALA
If your donation is less than 500 USD, we recommend you transfer your montary donation with Western Union or Moneygram. You can send your donation to the attention of Thanongsi Solangkoun. After sending the donation please e-mail or call us with the reference number and secret code (if one was used).
In-Kind Item Donations:
Shipping to Laos is extremely complicated and costly. Generally, we suggest that people who are interested in making an in-kind item donation allow us to purchase the product in Laos and donate the cost instead. If you are interested in this option please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Laos pricing information. Below are lists of items most needed at the school. If by chance you are visiting Vang Vieng, Laos, or know someone who is, some of the items are able to be brought in a suitcase for the school!
English activity books (any level)