12 Jan 2018

Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 Trip to Laos

Dear Fellow Oxfam Trailwalkers,

 

Oxfam started working in Laos towards the end of the 1980s; we partnered with government agencies and local authorities to implement livelihoods programmes for vulnerable communities. After the end of the Cold War, Oxfam increasingly improved the capacity of civil society organisations to dialogue on an equal footing with the government and the private sector. Since 2013, 23 villages in the regions of Kasi and Hom, Laos, have been better equipped to deal with earthquakes and floods, with the help of Oxfam.

 

On this land with population 6.9 million, Oxfam work’s focus on Communities’ access to and control over natural resources, Gender equality, Disaster management, Participation and Engagement promote the conditions that allow for real participation of vulnerable communities and civil society in general, to create “World Without Poverty” together.

 

You are cordially invited to join Oxfam Trailwalker Trip to Laos during Easter Holidays, to know more about Oxfam work. Details are as follow:

 

Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 Trip to Laos

 

Date:                        24 – 31 March 2018 (8 days)

Destination:           Laos

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Purpose: Oxfam aims to improve people’s access to land, forests and water for rural communities so that they can ensure their sustainable livelihoods. To achieve this, it is necessary to make the voices of women and men in rural communities heard when decisions are being made about natural resource management and food security. Participants will experience the programmes by hiking and may have a day trip as well.

Fee:  Around HK$10,000 (including return flights, local transportation, accommodation and meals; exact cost to be confirmed)

No. of participants: 10 persons

Requirements:  All participants must have joined/sponsored/supported at least one Oxfam Trailwalker in the past; good command of English is an advantage

Application:  Please download and fill in the reply form (See attachment), and return it to Oxfam Hong Kong by fax (2527 6213), by email (otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk) or by post (17/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, HK) by 26 January 2018.  If more than 10 participants registered, we will select based on history of Oxfam Trailwalker experience and how well the trip experience will be shared.  The confirmation will be sent to the selected participants on or before 2 February 2018. Please feel free to contact 2520 2525 for further enquiry.

 

Remarks: You are advised to arrange insurance coverage at your own expense.

Download form: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/OTW2017-Trip-to-Laos-Reply-Slip-Chi.docx

 

More information about Oxfam’s work in Laos:

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