Laos - Community Service

“The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace” – M. Scott Peck

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CIP/CSR trips have been a cornerstone of 1896 Travel since its early beginnings as we feel it is important for us to play a role for those in need of an extra hand especially across Southeast Asia and the Himalayan Highlands. Community Involvement Programmes(CIP) or Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) trips allow you to lend your skills and exchange knowledge with others.

Apart from being a rewarding experience, CIP is also a great way to gain insights into different communities. In Southeast Asia or the Himalayan regions, there are plenty of projects ready for those who are eager to roll up their sleeves and impact the world positively and we would like to make it happen. Most importantly, these regions are teeming with an abundance of invaluable knowledge and there is much to be learnt.

    We hope to ensure that these trips adds value to all parties involved, not just the traveler who seeks a unique experience but the local communities as well.

    For Community Involvement in Laos, we offer experiences within the following categories:

    • Physical Work: To help a community by volunteering for labor work in projects that promotes the welfare of that community. Labor work might include cleaning and painting of houses and schools, construction of walls, buildings and water wells, or partake in organic farming activities.
    • Educational Work: Be an English tutor, project leader or sports coach for local schools, communities or sports teams.
    • Interaction: Participate in a game of volleyball or football with the locals or be part of local ceremonies such as Baci Ceremony and get to make a floral centerpiece that is used in the blessing ceremony.

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