Lao Educational Aid Project
Since 2015 Thong has been helping schools in regional Laos with money donated from his river cruising business, and other donors. Recently on 3 December 2019 he visited three schools – Nong Chong Primary and High School, and Boumxang Primary School – delivering aid with some help from two Australian donors. See below.
We are currently trying to find a way to except online donations.
Head Master of Nong Chong Primary School, Mr Seng In Tason, receiving sporting equipment from Thong.
Mr Seng In Tason with a donor from Australia.
Children with two donors from Australia.
Thong giving out donated clothing.
Donations for Nong Chong schools.
Children with donated text books.
About the Lao Educational Aid Project
Established in 2013, the Lao Educational Aid Project uses donations from various individuals to support schools in regional Laos. The project’s main objective is to improve the educational experience of school children from kindergarten to secondary school level.
The Project aims to do this by using donations to: Buy school supplies for students including books, notebooks, pens, pencils etc.
In the past six years, since its establishment, the Lao Educational Aid Project has successfully managed to support six schools in six different Laos villages, where the student’s ages vary from 5-18 years old:
Khokkham School (school supplies, sport equipment, furniture and a water filter);
Khokpoo School (school supplies numerous times, and a water filter).
Sopvanh School (school supplies and a water filter);
Phomsay School (a water filter; school supplies; repairing the school furniture and repainting the school building; providing coats and uniforms; sports kit for the school football team; canned and dried foods and medical supplies);
Boumxieng School (water filter, medical supplies, dry foods, uniforms and the school is in need of a water well in the future)
Ban Keo School (a water filter, school supplies, medical supplies);
Nong Chong School (the project is planning support to be made, including: water filter, sport equipment, combs, tooth brushes, mosquito spray, school uniform, school supplies and medical supplies).
The Project has worked with teachers, community chiefs and the governors to ensure that students receive and benefit from the donations.
Through more donations, the Project would also like to provide a sponsorship program for under-privileged children; help build water wells in schools and continue a sustainable way of helping under-privileged children gain an education.
Donations can be made to the Project by providing cash donations, or buying school supplies, medical supplies, school uniforms or any other items locally in Laos or from your own country.
We are working hard to make online donations possible. Stay tuned.
The project has arranged a number of visits for donors to the schools including to Khokkam, Khokpoo, Ban Keo, and Phomsay, to donate their items in person. Their donations included school supplies, medical supplies and sport equipment. The project intends to carry out many visits where the donors are able to visit the location and meet with students and to see the benefit of their donations).
* $ = USDollars