WE DO NOT FACILITATE VISITING OR VOLUNTEER WORK AT
THE ORPHANAGES, SCHOOLS OR HOSPITALS.
There is a problem with mutual language and there are issues around the privacy
and protection of children.
and protection of children.
Please do not contact us to ask for help in visiting or volunteering in these places.
However, if you want to interact in a positive way with children, here are some suggestions.
Luang Prabang Library
There are a couple of ways that you can be involved with the library. Children go to the library in the afternoons after school and you could visit the library at that time and help the children with their reading.
If you are spending a few days in Luang Prabang, you could sponsor a Tuk-Tuk Library run and you could accompany the librarians and teachers when they go to a village with the books. (Read more about the Tuk-Tuk Library on the LP Library page of this web site and also in our various 2012 and 2013 Newsletters.) If this appeals to you, please email us to ask for details and arrangements.
The library is located close to the main Luang Prabang night market on Sisavangvong Road opposite Wat Mai temple and next door to the radio station.
To read more on Trip Advisor about visiting the Luang Prabang Library, click HERE.
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.
or telephone (in Laos): 020-5-671-908
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 children a day. Visitors can also drop in at this location for the regular classical dance, music, and Ipok puppet shows performed by a children's 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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