Welcome to Phou Xang, Laos!
With FLOKI INU’s support, PoP is partnering with the Phou Xang community to construct a new classroom block and create a quality learning environment for thousands 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 2,014, this community is located in the Xieng Ngeun district within the Luang Prabang province. Here, members of the community engage in farming and fishing. The Khmu and Lao languages are spoken here.
FLOKI INU'S Impact in Phou Xang
The Phou Xang Preschool and Primary School currently has ten classrooms dedicated to primary grades (1-5), while the preschool and kindergarten students are learning in a temporary structure made out of donated metal and wood. These conditions hinder learning, posing a hazard to student safety and engagement.
In the coming months, PoP will be partnering with the Phou Xang community to build a new three-classroom structure. 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 October 2021 and hope to complete construction in January 2022.
The new Phou Xang Preschool and Primary School will provide a high-quality learning environment where every child can reach their unique potential.
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Phou Xang Preschool and Primary School
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