Did you know? Sok Sabay is also working with communities in Laos, including a first project to build girls’ dormitories in Luang Prabang Province, in the Phoukhoune district. This first project lasted 4 months and was finalized in February 2017, allowing 65 girls from the Hmong, Khmou and Lao Loum ethnic groups to attend school in complete serenity.
Luang Prabang is a province of Laos, located in the north of the country. Its capital of the same name, Luang Prabang, was the capital of the Kingdom of Lane Xang during the 13th to 16th centuries.
The province has 12 districts, including Phoukhoune district, where the first girls’ dormitory was built. Luang Prabang Province covers an area of 16,875 square kilometers.
The goal of this project is above all to protect these girls when they go to school, so that they have a safe place to work serenely, with running water and electricity. It’s a dormitory that offers them everything they need. We have equipped them with double beds as well as mosquito nets and blankets so that they have all the necessary comfort.
Indeed, the dormitory was built on the school campus, avoiding any travel for girls and allowing them to concentrate on their studies. This solution also responds to the transport solution, because without its dormitories, girls have to take a dangerous, painful and long journey. They live in the dormitory from Monday to Friday, during school periods and return at weekends to visit their families.
Without this dormitory, communities build huts from recovered and weak materials. During monsoons or the winter period, children are unfortunately not protected by these huts, which fly away and are easily destroyed, leaving children at risk.
Laos has about 80 or more ethnic groups that can be grouped into 4 linguistic groups. Each of them speaks her own dialect, has her own customs, traditions, religion…
We are currently helping four ethnic groups: the Hmongs, the Khmou, the Lao Loum and the Akhas (offering scholarships as well as a second dormitory under construction for this community).
Would you like to support Sok Sabay Laos? It’s entirely possible! Although the Luang Prabang dormitory has been completed, we have other construction projects, the first in Phongsaly province, May district, where construction is currently underway, and the second, currently in the planning and fundraising stages, in Luang Prabang province.
Know that every gesture is an invaluable help and we thank you for your generosity. You can help by making a donation directly to the project of your choice.
It is thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and friends that Sok Sabay is able to make a difference in the lives of these children and give them a future.