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The Cyclist and The Singer

Mateship This is a story about two Vietnam veterans, David Murray and Clarence Ormsby who met by chance in a caravan park north of Pine Creek a few hundred kilometres south of Darwin in July 2012. It is a story about two men an Australian and New Zealander who became

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Changeover of Volunteers at MiVAC House, Lao

Changeover of Volunteers at MiVAC House, Lao June 25 saw the arrival of Lee and I at MiVAC House in Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang Province, Lao. Following a much appreciated airport pick up by Malcolm and Vicky Cowan (the outgoing Volunteers) we enjoyed an orientation tour of the town of

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MiVAC Beaten in Regional Petanque Tournament

Article for MiVAC Newsletter – Ban Ang – Na Luang Section Police Station MiVAC BEATEN IN REGIONAL PÉTANQUE TOURNAMENT During the last MiVAC project (known as Phase 2) in Laos, MiVAC assisted the Chief of Police (Mr Boun Mee) of the Phoukood District by donating materials and labour to supply

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Report from Malcolm and Vicky Cowan

Volunteering, Phonsovan, May June 2014 Malcolm and Vicky Cowan In 2007 on a backpacking tour of SE Asia, we visited Phonsovan on the usual flying visit; a winding bus trip over the hills, a couple of nights at a guest house, a meal at Nisha’s Indian and Bamboozle and a

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A Sewing Venture in Ban Xai, Lao PDR

A Sewing Venture in Ban Xai, Lao PDR Last year I was fortunate to be able to represent MiVAC on the remote village site of Ban Xai in Lao People’s Democratic Republic.  MiVAC’s mission in the region is to reduce poverty by establishing better water supply, toilets and hygiene practices.

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MiVAC Residence – LAO PDR

THE MIVAC RESIDENCE AND OFFICE IN PHONSAVAN, LAOS Last year MiVAC established residential accommodation for the in-country Operations Manager in the town of Phonsavan.  We have taken a lease on a three- bedroom house near the centre of town. It has just about all of the home comforts that an

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Volunteer

INVITATION FOR VOLUNTARY APPOINTMENT IN LAO PDR of IN-COUNTRY OPERATIONS MANAGER MiVAC (Mines Victims and Clearance) is a non-government  organisation undertaking humanitarian work in Xiengkhouang Province of Lao Peoples Democratic  Republic.  The scope of work includes the construction of water supply and sewerage facilities for poverty-stricken communities in the province.

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Vale Michael Creighton.

Friends and colleagues of Michael Creighton were saddened to hear of his death in October this year.  Michael had been working in Laos as Operations Manager for Norwegian Peoples Aid Mine Action Program since February 2012, and  was  flying, accompanied by his father, from Vientiane to Pakse  in Laos, when

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“SING FOR KIDS”

  All children are precious in this life but as a Vietnam veterans disabled Agent Orange children have a special place in all our hearts. Many Children in Vietnam are at a loss of many support networks that are available in Australia and New Zealand. Some months ago Sydney based Agent Orange Justice members

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