Huge Success for Fair Trek’s Largest Group
In May, Fair Trek hosted 144 students and teachers from Hwa Chong International School in Singapore. They came to Laos with Fair Trek’s partner, World Volunteer, a Swedish-based service-learning organization, to support the Eco Bungalow, a joint project of World Volunteer and Fair Trek.
The students lived with host families in four different local communities during their service-learning project, an experience that let volunteers and villagers share their culture and tradition. Starting early in the morning, they constructed village infrastructure, including a public toilet and a trash collection building in addition to working on the Eco Bungalow. And in the evenings, they came together over a bonfire where the village storyteller entertained students and villagers with traditional folktales.
Fair Trek’s New Website
Fair Trek, the first community-based and responsible tourism initiative in Luang Prabang, launched a completely re-designed website at Fairtrek.org. This new website is optimized for use on desktop, tablets, and on smartphones!
Fair Trek also proudly offers both Service Learning Programs and Student Expeditions that involve local communities throughout the country. View their Student Travel page for more information. Fair Trek helps create authentic and educational travel experiences that directly benefit local communities in Laos. To receive up-to-date news on responsible tourism in Laos, follow their Journal and read their Responsible Tourism mission.