Oudomsinh Elementary School, Luang Namtha, Laos
Oudomsinh Elementary School provides education to 6 to 10 year olds, and is the largest primary school in the region. It has 687 students and 32 teachers. The director of the school Mr Kaek Chantachak has confirmed that there is no more funding for books in his school.
Here are some pictures of the school’s library. Keep in mind that these are all the books available for almost 700 students. Eventually we would like to fill their library to encourage a love of reading after their basic textbook needs have been met.
Remember, each textbook costs $8, which is a 1/7th of the average family’s monthly income.