LAOS – Luang Prabang – Visit the Deaf and Mute Center

Theme

Sustainable

Country - City

Laos - Luang Prabang

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$

Max pax

20

Seasonality

All Year Round

Arrival city

Luang Prabang

Departure city

Luang Prabang

Description

The Luang Prabang Special Education School provides deaf and mute children with the opportunity to receive an education and to learn valuable skills which can later help them with professional integration. They are trained in weaving, dressmaking, carpentry, mechanics, and hospitality.

To help support their work, the center has several small social businesses to help with the financial costs of the project as well as to provide training opportunities for the students.

A short visit will provide an opportunity to learn about the center and the work they do before being able to enjoy a refreshing beverage at the coffee shop and a chance to browse the lovely handicrafts on sale in their gift shop. It may even be possible to learn a few basic phrases in sign language!

For each visit to the center a donation is provided.

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

Selling points

  • This is a way to support a disadvantaged and often forgotten community of the Lao population.
  • Ideal for all travelers who are looking for a way to give back during their trip.
  • A short visit which is easily added as a time-filler in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm.
  • On the outskirts of Luang Prabang town making it easy to combine with any activity in the town or with a visit to Kuang Sy.

 

Time And Transportation

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Luang Prabang Deaf and Mute Center 4 Minivan 10 minutes Good

Duration

  • The introduction to the project and short tour takes 15 to 20 minutes and is followed by refreshments at the coffee shop.
  • The full duration of the visit is usually around 1 hour.

Min pax

1

Max pax

20

How to sell it

  • To give travelers the opportunity to support a local, genuine non-profit organization.
  • For travelers who want to have a real impact on the society and to help the disadvantaged youth in a positive way.
  • To interact with a disadvantaged community in a responsible way.
  • For agents who have a sustainable profile.

Why this activity

  • Developed to provide more support for NGOs and to increase our offer of sustainable products as sustainable and responsible tourism is a trend which we expect to increase after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Good to combine with

  • Any morning activity followed by lunch and then a visit of the Deaf and Mute Center at 2pm.
  • Any evening activity which takes places after 4pm.

Do not combine with

  • Any full day activity
  • Any activity that takes place in the afternoon through 2 to 4 pm.

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Competitor comparison

  • Some other DMCs provide stops at this center.

Pros

  • It is short and inexpensive so easy to add without drastically increasing the cost of the program.
  • Easy to arrange – just call to let them know we are going to stop for a visit.

 

Cons

  • Not the most charming center though the work they do is very worthy of our support.
  • Not very flexible as visits can only really be done between 2 and 4pm.

Information

  • This is an ideal addition to a city tour or as an additional stop on the way back from Kuang Sy Waterfall.
  • The activity should be done in the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
  • 1 refreshment from the coffee shop menu is provided for each visitor.
  • If possible the introduction/tour will be conducted in English or French, depending on the presence of volunteers at the center. If there are no volunteers it will be conducted in Lao and the
  • Easia guide will provide translations.
  • A donation to the center is provided on behalf of the travelers.

Price range

$

Quotation guideline

On ERP:

  • Luang Prabang > Activity > Deaf and Mute center > Donation for the visit and tour
  • Luang Prabang > Activity > Deaf and Mute center > Drink fee

Please choose both of the above services on ERP for this activity.

Inclusion

  • Visit of the center with a staff member explaining their mission.
  • 1 refreshment at the cafe which they run to support the center.

Exclusion

  • Any other refreshments, food, or snacks.
  • Any additional donations.
  • Any purchases at the gift shop.
  • Easia guide.
  • Transfers.

Important notes

  • Please call the supplier at least 2 days in advance to arrange this tour.
  • Note that it should take place anytime between 2pm and 4pm and has a duration of up to 1 hour.

Special Guide notes

  • If possible the introduction/tour will be conducted in English or French, depending on the presence of volunteers at the center. If there are no volunteers it will be conducted in Lao or English and the Easia guide will provide translations.
  • The Easia guide is responsible for giving the donation and drink fee to the center. Note that the drink fee is a flat 10,000 kip regardless of what the clients order.

Different Choicess

  • This is the only Deaf and Mute Center in Luang Prabang.

 

Contact

  • Contact: Vanh Gesp
  • Email: deaf.mute.luangprabang@gmail.com
  • Phone: +8562095134648

English

Visit the Deaf and Mute Center
The Luang Prabang Special Education School provides deaf and mute children with the opportunity to receive an education and to learn valuable skills which can later help them with professional integration. They are trained in weaving, dressmaking, carpentry, mechanics, and hospitality.

To help support their work, the center has several small social businesses to help with the financial costs of the project as well as to provide training opportunities for the students.

Stop for a short visit and learn about the center and the work they do before enjoying a refreshing beverage at their coffee shop and a chance to browse the lovely handicrafts on sale in their gift shop. While you are there you may even have the chance to learn a few basic phrases in sign language!

For each visit to the center a donation is provided on your behalf, though any further donations and purchases, though not compulsory, are always gratefully received.

Duration: The introduction to the project and short tour takes 15 to 20 minutes and is followed by refreshments at the coffee shop. The full duration of the visit is usually around 1 hour.
Transportation: To be reached by minivan as it is located out of the town center near the provincial hospital.

Notes:

  • The activity should be done in the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
  • 1 refreshment from the coffee shop menu is provided for each visitor.

Spanish

Visite el Centro para sordos y mudos
La Escuela de Educación Especial de Luang Prabang brinda a los niños sordos y mudos la oportunidad de recibir una educación y aprender habilidades valiosas que luego pueden ayudarlos con la integración profesional. Están capacitados en tejido, confección, carpintería, mecánica y hospitalidad.

Para ayudar a apoyar su trabajo, el centro cuenta con varias pequeñas empresas sociales para ayudar con los costos financieros del proyecto, así como para proporcionar oportunidades de capacitación para los estudiantes.

Disfruta de una breve visita y aprende sobre el centro y el trabajo que realizan antes de disfrutar de una bebida refrescante en su cafetería y la oportunidad de explorar las hermosas artesanías que se venden en su tienda de regalos. ¡Mientras esté allí, incluso puede tener la oportunidad de aprender algunas frases básicas en lenguaje de señas!

Para cada visita al centro, se realiza una donación en su nombre, aunque cualquier otra donación y compra, aunque no es obligatoria, siempre se recibe con gratitud.

Duración: la introducción al proyecto y el breve recorrido duran entre 15 y 20 minutos, seguidos de un descanso en la cafetería. La duración total de la visita suele ser de alrededor de 1 hora.
Transporte: llegada en minivan, ya que se encuentra fuera del centro de la ciudad, cerca del hospital provincial.

Notas:

  • La actividad debe realizarse por la tarde entre las 2 p.m. y las 4 p.m.
  • Se proporciona 1 refresco del menú de la cafetería para cada visitante.