Applications for the 2017 LTLLaos Program are now open!
Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2017.
Program Dates: The program will run May 7th-13th. You must be present for the entire program, preferably arriving in Vientiane on May 6th and not departing before May 13th.
Fees: The program fee is USD $600 (covers meals, accommodation and transportation for the duration of the program.) Additionally, volunteers are responsible for covering their airfare and personal insurance needs.
Accommodation/Board/Transport:The program will take place in remote regions, so volunteers should be prepared for basic amenities and local Lao food. All accommodation is shared (two volunteers to a room) but clean and safe. Local transport will be by 4WD, often on unpaved/unsealed roads. Travel by internal flight on Lao airlines might also be required.
Program Focus: The 2017 program will focus on reproductive health education and capacity building on clinical ultrasound. All volunteers will be providing reproductive health education to male and female adolescents and adults in rural community settings. Volunteers must be comfortable leading interactive health education sessions for groups (15 + people) while working with an interpreter. Volunteers must also be comfortable discussing sensitive topics such as STI transmission, sexual violence, reproductive anatomy, menstruation, conception, birth control, etc.
Volunteers with advanced clinical ultrasound experience will be leading training sessions for local clinicians to build capacity on general ultrasound concepts, as well as specific applications for trauma and obstetric evaluations.
You must fill out an application to be considered! Notifications of acceptance will go out to applicants by March 1st.
Still interested? Well, go ahead and fill out an application!