Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other Southeast Asian countries, Vientiane's deliciously relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it really is. After you've done the round of temples, the best thing to do here has always been to wander down to the riverside, relax with a cold Beerlao - the Lao national beer - and watch the sun set over the Mekong.[1]


Sunshine school

Focus: The Sunshine School is a non-profit, non-denominational institution dedicated to providing a multicultural, ethically-based education through integrated learning and the holistic development of the child. The school’s guiding philosophy is based on the concepts of Neo-humanist Education as given by P.R. Sarkar, a 20th century Indian philosopher. The school aims to awaken each child’s thirst for knowledge while developing their whole personality.

Skills: Generalist and specific: English teaching, creative arts education,building, landscaping, agricultural, ecological.

Intake status: Volunteers required September-July. Application form:[3]

Costs: Nil (Free vegetarian lunch provided each school day)

Accommodation: Own arrangements.

Locality: Ban Si Meung (close to Wat Si Meung and on the same street as Si Meung Grocery), Vientiane.

Contact: email: