Once a French colony, Laos is the only landlocked country in southeast Asia and is among the poorest of the region. My interest in teaching in Laos stemmed from reading about Pencils of Promise‘s education programs in the country. I met Aay in Thailand and a year later, lived in his village to volunteer as an English teacher for children and young adults.

Places Visited:

  • Vientiane
  • Phonsawart Village
  • Vang VIeng
  • Luang Prabang