Welcome to Kang San, Laos!
With Elongate’s support, PoP is partnering with the Kang San community to construct a new four-classroom structure and create a quality learning environment for hundreds of students and teachers.
You're Making a Difference Here
In Laos, a lack of educational infrastructure is one of the greatest barriers to accessing quality education (BBC News Asia). 15% of people in Laos are illiterate, with even higher illiteracy rates amongst ethnic minorities (World Bank 2015).
Pencils of Promise works with 142 communities in Laos to ensure that students overcome these, and other, barriers to accessing quality education. Currently, PoP is impacting over 98,000 students and teachers in Laos.
With a population of around 393, this community is located within the Phon Xay district. Here, members of the community engage in farming and agriculture. The Khmu and Lao languages are spoken here.
Elongate's Impact in Kang San
The Kang San Preschool and Primary School currently has four classrooms, which are shared by six grades. The primary school is a wooden structure with dirt floors and a tin roof. These conditions hinder learning, posing a hazard to student safety and engagement.
In the coming months, PoP will be partnering with the Kang San community to build a new four-classroom structure and a new teacher office along with three bathrooms. The community is committed to providing higher-quality education to its students and will contribute 20% of the resources and labor required for construction. We expect to break ground in September 2021 and hope to complete construction in December 2021.
The new Kang San Preschool and Primary School will provide a high-quality learning environment where every child can reach their unique potential.
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Kang San Preschool and Primary School
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