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Big Brother Mouse

Phayaluangmeungchan Rd | Wat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 254 937
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Well intentioned but careless voluntourism.

We found out about BBM through our research into LP and decided that if we were to volunteer then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom O
via mobile
Feel Good Experience

If you are an English speaking tourist with free time (9-11am or 5-7pm ) go along and speak with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
misterbishey
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Sydney, Canada
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Help eager young Lao students practice their English through informal conversation. Learn more about their lives and culture, and tell about yours. (Free 2-hour drop-in practice, 9:00-11:00 am and 5:00-7:00 pm.)
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“learn english” (18 reviews)
“their lives” (20 reviews)
“two hours” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Phayaluangmeungchan Rd | Wat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 254 937
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found out about BBM through our research into LP and decided that if we were to volunteer then we should go all out and do the full day at the school. When looking into it we were interested by the coming about of BBM...More

2  Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are an English speaking tourist with free time (9-11am or 5-7pm ) go along and speak with eager, respectful high school and college students who want.nothing more than practising their English usage.. You will gain as much as they do. You will be...More

Thank misterbishey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific volunteer opportunity to assist young people with spoken English and learn from them about their upbringing and education in Laos. A welcoming environment and appreciative environment. Donate 2 hours of your time. It is truly rewarding.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Our family of 4 (with boys ages 14 and 9) spent an incredibly rewarding day (along with five others from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and France) as volunteer English speakers/teachers at Big Sister Mouse, a new school set up by their parent organization, Big Brother...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It is a fabulous organization, where you get to meet local youths and hear about their life, while helping them improve their English. The best possible way to spend a few hours in the city, and the best give-away gifts you can buy for village...More

Thank Sefishalem
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Visited here on our last morning. My partner had done this a couple of days earlier. I talked to two lads, and they are so keen and appreciative of the chance to learn and practice their English. A real feel good experience. There are other...More

1  Thank Rocky19533105
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Want an opportunity to meet some Laos people wanting to learn English to make a better life for themselves? This is the place. In return you get the chance to ask the young Laos attendees (I talked with mainly teenagers and early 20s girls and...More

Thank HELEN W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had heard of Big Brother Mouse last time we visited Laos but never had time to visit.....this time the Chap who runs it was asking for voulenteers to converse in English with Lao children - so we went alon. I will admit I found...More

1  Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Had the most amazing time talking with several local boys and girls. We ended up teaching each other a lot about language and also the local area. We made such a good connection with one student we went and visited his place of work the...More

Thank Gregoy S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

As a teacher in Hong Kong, I found the idea of helping Asian children learn English FOR FREE baffling at first... ...Not really. This is a wonderful programme, putting together tourists with a bit of time to spare with enthusiastic learners at a range of...More

Thank TheOExpress
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Marlin26
19 March 2018|
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Response from Aqusite | Reviewed this property |
Any hostel or guest house in the historic old quarter of Luang Prabang is nearby to Big Brother Mouse, no more than a 15-minute walk and in many cases less. The Big Brother Mouse program is located near the end of the... More
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Lea G
3 March 2015|
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Response from nibrika |
It is in the Old Quarter. You just turn up at either the morning or evening session - check their website for exaxt timings.
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