Scholarships This project is designed to provide the funds to pay for a students attendance at the National University of Laos. Each scholarship sends 1 Laos student to University for 12 months (September to June) and pays for textbooks and writing paper and pens. These photos are some of the students that are currently sponsored by Rotarian's we thank last years sponsors and we are actively seeking sponsors for the students for 2012/2013 educational year. A Helping Hand needs your help, $250 will support a student at University for 12 months. We are able to provide incredible opportunities for these young people who study at local Universities and who are also keen volunteers in their local community centres. We currently require funding for Mr Sompheng, Miss Fongsamouth, Mr Sendoa and Miss Onsi for September 2012 to 2013.
Community Learning Centre There has been a need identified in rural areas by the local communities to provide Community Learning Centres. Cost $20,000 The Centres are large 2 roomed brick and tile spaces, with an inside and outside toilets for the staff and children. The inside spaces are tiled and one room acts as the District Library whilst the other is for all the activities that are carried out at the Centres. They are used every day for classes and early learning activities for pre-school children and also antenatal programmes run by visiting nurses during the day. Then after-school there are a wide-range of programmes including cooking, weaving, and English classes. These Centres are staffed by library staff who supervise the library, run the after school activities and provide out-reach to a large number of primary schools in the District paid for by CLI. The Centres are built in the largest town in each District near the high school (which is the only high school in the district) and students are encouraged to volunteer as mentors to the younger children.
Water Filters There is a need for fresh clean water in Laos as there is in many other countries. Laos has plenty of water, with monsoon rain and rivers. The water from these sources is often contaminated and will increase the chances of gatro intestinal diseases and other sickness. For $32 US water filters like the one in the picture can be purchased. Please help us to provide water filters to schools and communities to cut the rates of disease and keep people healthy.
Safe Water and Save Lives We are seeking to provide clean water and sanitation facilities for the students and teachers (and families of teachers) who live (during the term) at the schools in rural northern Laos. Please consider helping us to provide this basic necessity for these schools, we have been able to work at two large District High School completing wells, showers and toilets. Poor sanitation is a problem in many areas of Laos and the provision of wells for clean drinking water; and toilets and showers to encourage students to attend school. We can dig a well with pump for a school for $2500 and two toilets from approximately $2300.