My Nong Kiaw

My Nong Kiaw

‘My Nong Kiaw’ depicts some of the favourite activities in the everyday lives of young people in Nong Kiaw, the district town of Ngoi District, Luang Prabang Province in northern Lao PDR (Laos).

It was produced as part of the Young Cultural Ambassadors Project, at the Nong Kiaw Learning Centre operated by Community Learning International. The project was supported by funds from the PATA Foundation and DKS & Associates.

The book, and other YCA Project activities, are meant to make the local culture better understood by the increasing number of tourists visiting Nong Kiaw, and promote more in-depth interactions between locals and visitors. Thus students who participated in the photo workshops that led
to the book were asked to take pictures of things that were normal, but also meaningful, in their lives.

The book also contains photos of many of the things visitors see in Nong Kiaw. It is an introduction for those who have not yet seen Nong Kiaw and a memory book for those who have visited this beautiful and friendly small Laos town.

Community Learning International and the participants in the Young Cultural Ambassadors Project wish to thank the PATA Foundation and D.K. Shifflet & Associates Ltd for their support for the project and this book.

The PATA Foundation supports tourism-related projects that protect, conserve, and educate people about the natural environment and cultural heritage in the Asia Pacific region. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the leading travel and tourism industry association for the region. The PATA Foundation provided the core grant for the YCA Project.

D.K. Shifflet & Assiciates Ltd, a PATA member, is a leading market research firm providing “Excellence in Travel Intelligence”. The company provided the matching grant required for the project’s success. Community Learning International wishes to express special thanks to Mr Douglas Shifflet, Chairman and CEO, for his firm support for the project and CLI.

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