Big Brother Mouse, Luang Prabang

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Talk to local children at Big Brother Mouse, a chance to offer advice, teach, or simply listen to the young kids who gather here to learn to read. Made in Laos for the Laos people, the company publishes fun childrens books to engage more young Laos people in reading, as well as running workshops to improve literacy related skills like translation, editing, and writing. Notice the diverse types of illustrations on each of the books, and expect to feel touched by the passion of the locals. To visit Big Brother Mouse on your trip to Luang Prabang, use our Luang Prabang vacation website .
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  • An unforgettable chance to chat to a group of Lao boys aged between 7 and 16 who want to develop their English. They were charming and hugely enthusiastic. I recommend showing them some pictures on yo...  more »
  • Whether you spend a single time or several times at Big Brother Mouse on your trip to Luang Prabang, no matter what, the key is to make a small contribution. It's so simple and flexible, there's no excuse for not passing! ;-) It is very rewarding to be able to chat with locals and help them practice and improve their English. The young people we meet are very touching by their history and especially their motivation to learn English. In short a very nice experience, which I encourage all travelers who will pass by Luang Prabang!
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  • As a matter of fact, you’ll probably go every evening after your first visit. What an Amazing experience to meet with these young students learning English (most of my student spoke very good English)...  more »
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  • Loved talking to the sweet kids at the Big Brother Mouse. They could share a lot of interesting information about Laos as well, so it was a good learning experience for me too. If I had more days available I’d go back again.
  • Highly, highly recommend volunteering an hour or 2 (or more!) of your time here while you’re in Luang Prabang. It’s such a simple way to give back and it means so much to the kids. They’re not taught much English in school and they’ll attend these sessions as their only way to practice English. Sometimes it may just be 1 on 1 with a local or you may have 3 or 4. It’s incredibly fulfilling and will make you want to never leave. Super casual so show up when you can and stay for as long as you can. Please go!
  • !!! Really nice experience with young Lao learning english with you. I was so happy to discover this location.
  • Great opportunity to meet locals and students to teach english
  • An amazing couple of hours spent with local, young adults. Super friendly, you just turn up, sit down and start talking. Don't talk too quickly but feel free to help correct pronunciation. On my first evening we did general conversation, when I went back the second day we played some games like I spy, did some reading and writing... Just being there speaking English is a big help and so rewarding.
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