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Weʼre raising £2,000 to rebuild/refurbish schools and playgrounds for children in Laos,and also care for injured/orphaned elephants by building safe enclosures.

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Next year I will be travelling to Laos in South-East Asia to do volunteering and conservation work! I will be working with the Elephant Conservation Centre, helping care for injured or orphaned elephants by feeding, bathing and building enclosures for them!

With only two elephants born for every ten that die, the Asian elephant, the sacred national emblem of Laos, is under serious threat of extinction. If immediate action is not taken, the Lane Xang or 'Land of a Million Elephants’ stands to lose not only its elephant populations, but a major component of Laos cultural heritage.

I will also be helping with the education programme in Laos by teaching their children English, and growing their knowledge of nutrition, health and hygiene. While there I will be helping to refurbish their playgrounds and schools, while also constructing and installing water catchments in these local schools to give them access to safe and reliable drinking water.

I am raising these funds to help pay for the many building materials that will be needed to carry out the work I am going to be doing as well as flights. The aim is to do as much as possible while out there! So any donation would be much appreciated to encourage both these aspects of culture heritage to grow and to help change the lives of both the people and elephants of Laos!

Thank you!

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    • Caroline Cairns

      Caroline Cairns

      Jan 5, 2017

      Fantastic Emily. Very proud😘


    • Fiona Clark

      Fiona Clark

      Jan 5, 2017

      Good luck Em, great job x


    • Laura McTaggart

      Laura McTaggart

      Dec 5, 2016


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