Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre: Vientiane Culture Tour: Experience the Ancient Baci Ceremony

Vientiane Culture Tour: Experience the Ancient Baci Ceremony

Vientiane, Laos

Lao Disabled Women's Development...

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$30 USDper person

Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre is a nonprofit organization run by Lao women with disabilities which offers resources and support for women with disabilities to be independent, such as vocational and life skills training.

Tour Highlights

  • Participate in the traditional Lao Baci Ceremony while providing support for Lao women with disabilities.
  • Learn about Lao culture and life in Vientiane as you explore the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre.
  • Browse beautiful locally made handicrafts.

Tour revenue will be invested in enabling women with disabilities from all over Laos to live and study at the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre, gaining life skills and vocational training to empower them to establish an independent life.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Students, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Laothian

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 50

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre is an exciting new destination in Vientiane. In a beautiful garden setting, it is situated on the banks of the Mekong just down the road from the Friendship Bridge. Women with disabilities come from all over Laos to live and study here, gaining life skills and vocational training to empower them to set up an independent life. Here, visitors can learn about Lao culture, meet some inspiring women and support a fantastic cause. Funded almost entirely through donations, your tour will provide crucial support to help us continue enabling the disabled in Laos.

On this tour, you will have an opportunity to experience the traditional Baci Ceremony, an ancient Lao custom involving the tying of holy cotton threads to bless the recipient and ensure good luck on their journey. After, visit the Showroom to learn more about disability in Laos and shop for beautiful handicrafts made by Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre staff and graduate students.

Enjoy a delicious lunch made fresh with vegetables from the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre's garden.

Tour Start Address

Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre, Thadea Road, Dongphosy Village, Hatsayfong District, Vientiane, Laos

How To Get There

The #14 bus departs regularly from the Morning Market (Talat Sao) bus station, stops at the Friendship Bridge, and then passes by the Centre and goes on to the Buddha Park. You can ask the driver to stop at the center (“soon pee-kan” in Lao).

More About Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre

Mission

To be a successful organization of people with disabilities in Lao P.D.R. and to empower people to engage their abilities by accessing education and employment.

Main Programs

  • Creating practical opportunities for people with disabilities through vocational training and life skills training

  • Promoting awareness and raising the profile of disabled women by being an active advocate for their rights, recognition, and equal opportunities

Awards & Recognition

Catholic Relief Services
Partner
Malaysia Embassy
Grant Winner
Australia Embassy
Grant Winner
USAid
Grant Winner