Initiative of Lao Women´s Union providing financial education and services to rural women entrepreneurs in Laos

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Laos

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    13/09/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a self sustained microfinance organization of Lao Women´s Union providing financial education and services to rural women entrepreneurs. Our head office is based in Vientiane and the current 15 service units spread across 4 provinces and serve more than 200 villages mostly in rural districts.

    We want to support our key staff in the head office by offering English courses to them during working hours to make the organization ready to profit from knowledge exchange in the region.

    Over the past 20 months we had two teachers continuously who build on the initial experiences with teaching English to the staff. As of August 2021, we succeeded to get more employees engaged in studying in-house and hope to continue the offer for many more months.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Lao people are very welcoming and this assignment would leave plenty of time to join the staff in visiting the rural areas, interact with the local people while on work related travel.

  • Help

    Help

    We look for candidates with mother tongue English and experience in teaching ESL. We tried with short term volunteers but it did not work for many reasons the two main reasons being: lack of education/teaching experience and English skills level. The minimum is 8 weeks and longer stays are desirable to achieve that the students adjust to accents and different teaching methods.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The organization will be able to provide an apartment close to the office where training will be conducted. The organization will cover the rent for the volunteer. Our staff is usually cooking for lunch and putting some money together to buy for common lunch. The volunteer is welcome to join. We also offer a small daily allowance to cover for other daily expenses and a motorbike (if you are comfortable with it) or a bicycle.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The organization is supported by a long term expert who helps in the organizational development, technical training and strategy development. We also hosted two Swedish MBA students who did research on our organization and the impact we have on the customers and their economic situation. Since September 2019 our language training program was supported by 4 teachers already. The current teachers being Rebecca and Stephen who stayed with us since January and throughout the COVID-19 lock down, are also experimenting with distance learning.
    There is plenty of nature to see in Lao and all visitors so far have enjoyed the country and its people.

    Currently as of August 2021 there remains a lockdown in place during with inward travel highly restricted to non-tourist arrivals.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Average 5 hours a day, 4 days a week (max 25 hours)

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Host ref number: 229462252425