Welcome to Mekong English Centre. Enhance the education of members of the local community of Luang Prabang while learning about the local culture.

Have the opportunity to work closely with people from Luang Prabang, a UNESCO heritage town; immerse yourself in the Lao way of life, visit local villages, sip a beer Lao on the banks of the Mekong River

Assist in our school so students obtain and practice their English skills; learn about Lao culture, history, food, religion and language; go on an elephant trip...

Why Laos?

Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has been proven that to drag a country out of its poverty, people must be educated: both boys and girls. The Lao and the Japanese governments have put in place many scholarships in the North of Laos.

The Lao education system is improving slowly but surely. The South Korean government has built and equipped a University in Luang Prabang. The classes taught now require students to access information on the Internet for their studies. To do this they must have a good command of English.

What can you do?

Volunteer in our school!
With the burgeoning tourist industry in Laos there is a growing need for people who speak good English and communicate well in this language. Though the Lao education system is improving with its Lao and English studies, it is not fast enough to meet the demand.

Our school has been very successful during the last years. It has enabled so many people to develop and move out to interact with tourists, aid workers and the modern global infrastructure, that Laos has to deal with now.

Mekong English Centre

Volunteers at Mekong English Centre.