Vientiane now has a monthly “Monk Chat” program where foreigners can spend 2hrs speaking with Monks at a school near Nam Phu. It sounds like a great opportunity for both the Monks and foreigners. For the Monks, it’s a great chance for them to practice their English in a practical setting. For many Lao boys, becoming a Monk is the only way to get a formal education.

You can find out more about Monk Chat at their website.