I forgot to mention in my previous posts- my “Rough Guide” suggested that if I wanted to do some volunteer work – I should stop by this place called Big Brother Mouse. It’s a new and developing program to help Laos adults and children learn English. They have English practice sessions every day from 9-11am and this video is one that I took during this practice session. If you want to know more about how to help out from across the globe, please see their website: www.bigbrothermouse.com.
So, I checked out the website and I went to help adults practice their English at 9am (as instructed by the website). I sat and met some kids my age – all of whom were studying English at the University down the road. I got some pointers on what I should do in Luang Prabang and where I should go eat.
It was really nice- they all really want to practice and talk with you. Most of them have only been studying for a year or two but are capable of having a full (but slow) conversation.
It’s a really cool project and the people really want to learn English. I would recommend visiting the place if you ever are in Luang Prabang.