A Week of SharingCommunity Service at Local SchoolDAA students teach songs and games to local elementary andmiddle school students. DAA students and teachers personallydonate school supplies.
A Week of GivingCommunity Service for the VillagesOver the past 4 years, DAA students have built the foundations, walls, andfloors of schools and community lodges. They have also woven baskets usedfor community garbage containers. Last year they built additional toilet facilitiesfor the regional high school that only had 2 toilets for 450 students. This yearDAA students will be assisting in the construction of a dormitory for students
Shopping OpportunitiesA Week of Memories Night Market
Accommodation2 nights athotel inLuangPrabang A Week of Not Much Sleep???4 nightswith localfamilies inSeuangRiverCommunity
Educational Value Science: Study of biomes. Math: Currency exchange. Budgeting shopping money. Figuring some construction work. Social Studies: Observe geography and the 5 themes of geography, especially Place and Human-Environment Interaction in Laos. Make observations on how the area and the culture relate to topics in Social Studies class. Art: See the local art and architecture; draw a scene of Laos lifestyles. English and IT: Journal everyday experiences. Make a group or personal diary (video, PowerPoint, scrapbook). Learn new language phrases. PE: Hiking in town and at temples. Swimming and rafting in Seuang River. Playing games with the school children, and with the community children and adults at evening events. Life Skills: Adapting to first experience of school travel/traveling overseas without family.
Requirements Willing to work on a team Willing to meet weekly prior to departure Able to exercise without respiratory or mental restraint Willing and able to do some light construction work Willing to try new foods Possess the ability and the willingness to see new places and experience new adventures Possess the willingness to live with a local family and interact with local people in the villages and at the market Passport and residency visa valid until September 2012
Health and Safety ProvidedHealth Safety Buffalo Tours Staff 2-3 Buffalo Tours members and staff and 2 teachers Heather and Patrick on duty 24/7 are CPR Certified. Life jackets required Luang Prabang during water Hospital for transportation emergencies. Buffalo Tours rural Special diets accommodated. evacuation procedure
CommunicationBefore trip:- Parent and students meetings- Information packets- Email and phone calls- Telephone tree and email list- DAA Laos Blog Site: http://daalaos.posterous.com/During trip:- No electronics for students- DAA Laos Blog Site: http://daalaos.posterous.com/- Seuang River blog site- For emergencies: DAA will contact Buffalo Tours and/or chaperones- For emergencies: Chaperones will contact DAA and parentsAfter trip:- Email and phone calls- WWW Student Presentations
All transportation includingThai Air and Laos AirVisa(Nationalities of Jordan,Pakistan, Turkey are not ableto get a visa for Laos)All mealsAccommodationAll entrance fees200 DHS donation forcommunity projectDoes not include personalexpenditures or personaltravel insurance
Flight Info Mar. 01 6:30 p.m. Bus leaves DAA to DXB Airline Origin & Depart Flight Time Arrival Destinatio No Time n Emirate DXB-BKK Mar. 01 EK 374 23:10 08:00 s Bangko BKK-LPG Mar. 02 PG 941 09:15 11:15 k Bangko LPG-BKK Mar. 8 PG 942 16:10 18:10 k Emirate BKK-DXB Mar. 8 EK 373 20:40 00:30 s Mar. 9 01:00 a.m. Parents pick up at Terminal 3
For More Information Patrick Cauley email@example.com Heather Barker firstname.lastname@example.org For info and photos about DAA and other schools in the Seuang River Community: http://seuangexperience.wordpress.com/school-project/ Our blog with trip information can be found at: http://www.daalaos.posterous.com