Thursday, 13 January 2011

Laos in a year

In February 2011 I will be leaving the U.K and heading far, far away to South East Asia for one year.   A few months ago I was lucky enough to get offered a one-year placement with UNICEF in Vientiane - capital of Lao PDR.   It's organised and sponsored by the lovely people at IrishAid (Irish Government Department for International Development) and organised by the United Nations Volunteers scheme.

I will spend the year working on Child Rights Policy in the UNICEF office, but am also hoping to get a real insight into life in Laos and the work of UNICEF.

Laos is a landlocked country in S.E Asia - surrounded on all sides by Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and China - hopefully all future travel destinations!  

Anyway, swing by this blog for photos and updates every so often and do keep in touch.  I have training in Dublin and Germany over the next 10 days and then will be leaving Belfast on the 7th of February.   But before all that, a crazy weekend of furious packing up my London room....

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