Location of Impact
En Laos, uno de los países más pobres del sudeste asiático, la falta de infraestructuras educativas es uno de los mayores obstáculos para acceder a una educación de calidad (BBC News Asia). El 27% de los habitantes de Laos son analfabetos, con tasas de analfabetismo aún mayores entre las minorías étnicas (Banco Mundial 2014).
Pencils of Promise works with 88 communities in Laos to ensure that our students overcome these, and other, barriers to accessing a quality education. To date, PoP has impacted over 61,453 lives in Laos.
La provincia de Luang Prabang, situada en el norte de Laos, se encuentra en la intersección de los ríos Nam Khan y Mekong. Aunque es una zona hermosa, Luang Prabang carece de suficientes infraestructuras educativas.
PoP has built 88 schools in Luang Prabang Province, working in collaboration with communities to couple school builds with teacher training workshops in order to ensure that our students are benefitting from both access to educational infrastructure and access to quality instruction.
Antes de la construcción de la escuela PoP
Previously, the students of Mok Chari were learning in provisional structures. The meeting room and Community Learning Center served as the main education spaces, neither of which was created or intended to be used for student engagement. An additional challenge was that the class size was too large to fit the education spaces. There are nearly 200 school-aged children in the Mok Chari community, which led to extremely large class sizes and a very cramped learning space for all.
Su impacto con la nueva escuela PoP
Thanks to your support, PoP was able to partner with the community to break ground on a new 3-classroom school. Teachers, parents and community members were dedicated and committed to the project, contributing over 20 percent of resources and labor. After months of tireless work by the community members and PoP staff to build a school equipped with formal blackboards, benches, desks, doors, walls and windows, the students of Mok Chari Preschool and Primary school now have a safe, strong structural foundation where they will be able to learn and realize their potential and promise.