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Saelao Project
Saelao Project
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Nathong Village, 7km outside of Vang Vieng, near the tourist attractions of Poukham Cave and the Blue Lagoon., Vang Vieng, LA
020 2292-8630;
Climate zone:
Sub tropical

Christopher Godfrey Jeff Mcneill Silvère Maréchal
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Saelao Project

Project Type

Rural, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A project where people from around the world come together to set an example and educate the local community so that together we can make Laos a more sustainable country.

Project Description

Our Mission Statement

Sae Lao is a sustainable development project located in Nathong Village, near the city of Vang Vieng, Laos. The project consists of a small organic farm, a farm-to-table restaurant, a community center that provides daily English classes, and a volunteer project for international visitors. Sengkeo Frichitthavong, a native of Vang Vieng, founded the project in 2008 and still oversees its operation.

The mission of the Sae Lao project is to provide a holistic model for sustainable development in order to manage natural resources and people in an efficient, effective, and equitable manner. The program is based on two key ideas:

  1. Sustainability is holistic and must include sustainable technologies, education, JOBtraining and opportunities, and community involvement.
  2. The best methods for creating lasting change are to lead through example and improve the lives of community members through sustainable developments.



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