We DO NOT facilitate visiting or volunteer work at the orphanages / schools. There is a problem with mutual language and there are issues around the privacy and protection of the children. Please do not contact us to ask for help in visiting the orphanage.

However, if you want to interact in a positive way with children, here are a couple of suggestions.

@ My Library
A place for young people, where they study languages, learn new skills (typing, using software, recording their own music), check out books and can borrow digital cameras.

Many Luang Prabang children, including some from the local orphanage, take advantage of the various facilities at "@ My Library".

If you are in Luang Prabang for a few days, then you might like to go and talk with the young people there so they can practice their English. Also, if you like playing scrabble etc. then the young people are always looking for a tourist to play against. It is a great way to develop their vocabulary.


See www.thelanguageproject.org/index.php/the-libraries/my-library-luang-prabang
or telephone (in Laos): 020-5-671-908

Here is a map of how to find My Library. Click on the map for a larger version.

Children's Cultural Centre
The Children's Cultural Centre caters to children between the ages of 6 and 18 by providing free instruction in Lao arts, crafts, and other cultural activities not taught in the regular school system. Activities provided include traditional dance, music, singing, drawing and painting, Lao culture, storytelling, puppetry, reading, games, and handicrafts.

On the weekend in Luang Prabang, the local CCC sees 400 to 500 kids a day. Visitors can also drop in at this location for the regular classical dance, music, and Ipok puppet shows performed by a kids troupe. These shows travel to rural villages and convey important social messages to local communities about healthy and responsible lifestyles.

For travelers, weekly shows (Thursday and Saturday evenings) help fund CCC activities, but daytime visits are also possible at specified times. Visitors and volunteers are always welcome!


Here is a map of how to find The Children's Cultural Centre. Click on the map for a larger version.

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