Our team consists of 12 members divided into a local and international team, and a board. This organization structure allows us to give 100 % of our resources to Laos.

We pay the local team members a fair salary, whilst all other activity happens from all around the world by our international team of volunteers. 


Local leader & Founder

Aay Sinthala

Aay manages the local team, projects and partnerships, in addition to teaching once in a while. Aay's favorite aspect of our organization is when our students and volunteers meet. Aay receives a salary from our organization.


Eduaction Manager

Maria Olsen

Maria collaborates closely with the local team in Laos to offer our students a quality education through the Learning Lab.


Project Manager & Founder

Eirik Langeland

Eirik works within Clean the Jungle and is one of the founders of our organization. 


Art Director

Aina Heras

Aina works with Mari on organizing volunteer stays in Laos, and specializes in making sure everyone is supported whilst in Laos. 


Project Manager

Jens Ingelstedt

Jens was one of our first volunteers, and ended up working in our organization. He works with Clean the Jungle.

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Malin Claesson

Malin is one of the founders of our organization.

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Member of the Board

Anders Fosse

Anders is a member of the board, and focuses on marketing and communication.



Tar Tamong

Tar is our local teacher. He wants to help improve the children's possibilities so they can have a good life in the future, and he is so glad that the organization came to his village. Tar receives a salary from our organization.


Volunteer Manager & Founder

Mari Abrahamsen

Mari coordinate international volunteers with what we do at local level. She is also one of the founders of our organization. 

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Manager & Founder

Åshild Aarø

Åshild is the manager of our organization, and is working on Clean the Jungle. She is one of the founders of our organization.


Financial Manager

Jørn Valgermo

Jørn administrate the finances of our organization, which includes managing our budget and accounting. 


Project Manager

Megan Kimble

Megan works with Clean the Jungle and focuses on using her local knowledge in Laos to build our recycling collection point. 


Chair of Board

Rose Keen

Rose keen is the Chair of our Board and uses her knowledge in strategy and planning to take our organization to new heights.


Member of the Board

Tim Ringrose

Tim is a member of the board. He uses his knowledge of Asia to connect our organization to others who share our vision for Laos.

The Kavli Trust

The Kavli Trust has contributed funding to help establish our organisation and the learning lab for  our children in Aay's Village. Support from the trust made it possible, for example, to buy in tablets and educational apps for the centre, which provides daily lessons for 150 children.

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