Every Child has the Right to be Healthy, Educated and Reach their Potential
Over the past 12 years, Lao-Kids has assisted at several orphanage schools with regular supplies of school uniforms, warm clothing, sleeping mats, blankets,
protein foods, school notebooks, pencils, rulers, measuring tapes,
tools, cotton for the weaving looms, garden tools, vegetable seeds,
watering cans and
We built a new toilet and shower block at one orphanage, and at another orphanage we re-roofed two of the older dormitories so they do not leak in the rainy season. We also raised money to buy furniture so that an orphanage could open a small high school in two of of its rooms.
As the profile of the orphanage schools has been raised via our work, there are now a lot more people helping fund the requirements of the children. Various organisations and tourist groups have been providing regular meals and clothing and school supplies to them. Some building works have also been completed by other charities.
With so many more people now helping the orphanage schools, the Lao Government approached Lao Kids to ask if we could concentrate more on hospitals and libraries. So that is where we have been focussing our work lately - improving the health of Lao families, and trying to raise education standards in district schools.