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Oudomsinh Elementary School

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.

Currently there are only enough text books for 1 out of every 3 students. This is nowhere near enough to educate all the enrolled students. Each textbook costs $8, which is 1/7th of the average family’s monthly income. Many families cannot afford this, so their children drop out of school, even though they have the desire to learn and become literate.





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.

Every little bit can help these kids read and learn.

Please help us support Oudomsinh School!


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