While there are significant efforts to improve the quality of education in Laos, serious problems persist, including an insufficient number of qualified teachers, deficient school infrastructure and low student enrollment. These problems are visible in Luang Prabang, a small community where the growing tourist market is demanding skills such as English speaking ability.
Join an inspirational elephant conservation project in rural Laos, working with rescued elephants to help them have a life as close to the wild as possible. Volunteers have unrivaled access to the elephants, helping with their enrichments, monitoring and care. Enjoy living off the beaten track in this wildlife haven on the edge of a lake and surrounded by mountains.