MiVAC Blog

MiVAC BLOG

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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MiVac Fundraising Concert

Children, grandchildren and friends of Vietnam Veterans are performing at a  concert in Hobart on Saturday, 30/11/13 which will raise funds for a project in Vietnam. Kate Mulvany is MC for the evening.  The daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, Kate has written over 20 plays including her award-winning autobiographical piece

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CELEBRATIONS IN BAN XAI, LAO PDR – Hugh Hamlyn-Harris

  We have had some celebrations in Ban Xai over the last week. On Friday 8th November, we were pleased to sign the certificate of Practical Completion for Phase two of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Lao government (Reduction of Poverty). The formalities of signing over, it was time

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Report from Terry Chang

Sorry this is late, I have been dealing with a good mate who has not long to live. He got sick with Cancer while I was away in Laos and the Docs have given him less than 2 weeks from today. I had the pleasure of working with John Salter

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A Sewing Venture in Ban Xai, Lao PDR

Last year I was fortunate to be able to represent MiVAC on a remote village site 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. MiVAC also is promoting economic development by introducing villagers to new

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