Community, Education and Career, Laos

Thank You for Your Generosity

The children of Laos will always have a special place in my heart and to Lao Voicers as well. One of the four Books Boxes delivered to NongDong Elementary School, located in Muang Phone Thong, Khang Champassak is made possible by the former Laoplanet forum supporters, and Friends of the National Library of Laos (also known as my co-workers through their support and purchase of my spring rolls) and a special thanks to each of you for your generosity. Laoplanet Forum has lost her data last year, but our projects of helping to complete Bane Dannavieng Elementary School and Books Box Project are still supported by Lao Voicers.

It has been a year since the delivery, and I’m happy to see that the books are being used, and special thanks to Darly for the lovely photos.

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

NongDong Elementary School in Champassak

7 thoughts on “Thank You for Your Generosity”

  1. I haven’t been able to read your post for the last week. It’s great to know that there are still people out there who are still reaching out and is making a difference! I love to see and read about things like this! It is very nice of Laoplanet.com!

  2. ascandaloussin, the founder is Darly (she spins the Books Box program off from someone else who is no longer doing it, but we’re handling the purchase of the Books Boxes ourselves through the National Library of Laos, Darly does the follow up, and handle most if not all for us) and she has many Lao websites.

    Laoplanet.net used to be a forum for Lao people, I joined them about 2 years ago, but it crashed last year and she lost all her data, at the time we purchased these Books Boxes, it was under Laoplanet.net, and it has gone through a transformation and it’s a blog with multi authors now called Laovoices.com, I also blog there. I think it’s nice to see photos of the delivery, and then updated photos a year later, and I hope to visit the school soon, and maybe we can add more books to their collection. I do all my fund raising through selling spring rolls.

    I think little things that we do, can touch their lives tremendously. 🙂

  3. i do agree, one dollar can go a long way! I am glad to hear and see that there are people who are willing to give what they can and help out.

    where I work, I am in a committee that helps out women and single mothers around the area where i work, and when we make spring rolls and or eggroll they are always the first thing to go. it is always sold within the first hour. We even went as high as $1.50 to $2 a piece.

  4. ascandaloussin, It’s good to be involved and help out whenever you can, there is so much that we can do and the rewards are tenfold, and sometimes it doesn’t have to be in the form of monetary donation. I think it’s great that you’re involved. I like making spring rolls because it’s very relaxing and a great way to raise money, I can easily raise $150 per batch, and that’s almost 1 Books box. 🙂

    I try to be fair, I only sell it for $1 for the last 13 years (some in frozen form), and one year or more (not sure), they did raised the price to $2 (I made the spring rolls, and they handled the selling) to help raise more money for the salvation army during Christmas time, but since I only sell it for $1 for fund raising for the children in Laos (almost 2 years now), I put a cap to only $1 for any fund raising, they are not too happy for the lost revenue, which means I have to make twice as much spring rolls to make up for the difference, which I don’t mind, they help me when I need to raise money for my cause.

    1. Thanks Kevin for your interest. I’m not sure if they are still doing it, I’ve not gotten any update from them in a while now.

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