Layos Camp has been looking to participate in a social project for years. In 2013, after a trip to Vietnam, we finally found what we were looking for. We established a great friendship with the Hmong community in the Hau-Thao village in the Sapa valley. Our team organized four different stays with local families to make the project come to life.
For many years Layos Camp was looking for a special social project to participate in. In 2013, after a personal trip to Vietnam, the idea arose. The scrupulous fieldwork, during my quarterly stays living in different families, made me think of the wide range of projects that could take place.
Since then, we have established a great friendship with the Hmong community in Hau-Thao village in the SAPA valley. The Hmong ethnic group is the largest minority group in the Sapa Valley. Their way of life revolves around the cultivation of terraced rice, and the fabrication of cloth from hemp. With them you explore their fascinating environment as they guide you through beautiful paths. They take you in their villages and homes not only as their guests, but also include you in their daily routine.
A solidary vacation is an attractive formula that contributes in the upbringing of young people, motivating them abandon habits, customs and friends for a few days. The contribution in this project and the lessons learned by traveling as a group and overcoming the difficulties that may arise, will help them attain logistics tools, safety protocols and interaction skills. This is the ultimate most desirable goal of the trip.
The Hmong ethnic group is the largest minority group in the Sapa Valley. Their main activities are cultivating rice and making cloth from hemp. During the stay, visitors learn about their unique way of life in the village and immerse themselves in the special culture of the place.
By undertaking a trip like this one, young people learn not only practical skills, but also social ones. They learn to overcome difficulties that may arise due to cultural barriers and come back home feeling enriched.
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