The village hold a ceremony to say goodbye to Will
Elementary school children in the Ban Phao village, 56 km outside of Vientiane, have been enjoying their brand new classrooms.
Six classrooms were built with money donated from a private donor from Korea, and have made a huge difference to the school and the children’s education.
Now SEDA needs help to raise the money to renovate the Junior High classrooms.
The classrooms were built over 30 years ago, and suffered a lot of damage during the war. The rooms are in a terrible state of disrepair, without windows, with old equipment, and with poorly constructed walls. This makes teaching the children very difficult.
To renovate the buildings and give these children the chance for a decent school, SEDA needs to raise $25,000-29,000.
The village also needs help raising money to build a library for the children. Teachers really want the children to be passionate about reading, but have to house their few books in the teacher’s conference room. Headmaster, Mr Khan dreams of having a dedicated library so that they learn to love books.
It is with sadness that the children at the school wave goodbye to their English teacher: SEDA volunteer Will Thomason.
Will has been volunteering at the village for 8 weeks for the summer school program, and during that time he has made a huge impression on the kids; improving their English language, building confidence and motivating them so that the really enjoy going to school.
The volunteer program has been so successful that the school’s headmaster, Mr Khan told us that he wants SEDA’s help to recruit a volunteer to teach for the whole school year.
SEDA need’s to raise funds to recruit volunteers and cover their basic living expenses.
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The old classroom needs renovation
The kids love the new building