Luang Prabang Orphanage students receive learning material

September 15, 2009 by | Filed Under: Our People, Responsible Tourism, Sustainability

          

The Luang Prabang Orphanage School is located just about 5 km outside of the historic UNESCO World Heritage site, situated in a quite and green suburb. The combined school and orphanage has been founded in 1986 but has led a quiet existence since then.

The school has four classes of primary education and 6 classes of secondary education. At the time of our last visit the school enrolled 517 children. There are 46 teachers. Of these children 89 are orphans. The other children either don’t have a father or mother or are simply abandoned. All of them live on the premises of the school, in very simple barracks.

Some of the buildings have been donated by charities. The Lao government donates a food budget of 200 000 Kip (24 USD) per month, according to Mrs. Toun Bhunnaphon, the deputy director. The children have lunch and dinner at the school. There is not enough budget for breakfast.

Today, Khiri Travel donated writing books, pens, pencils, soap, washing powder, tooth brushes and tooth paste to all students in the orphanage in Luang Prabang. The donation was well received by the head of the orphanage on behalf of the children.

     

Khiri Travel Laos financially supports the Orphanage School on a regular base.