Expanding minds in Laos

Updated Sep 23, 2019
4 minutes
An educated child is a child with unlimited potential. Helping them learn and grow is an opportunity that should never be missed.

Eleven-year-old Tax, from Xonnabuly District in Laos’ Savanakhet Province, has always understood the value of an education. But he hasn’t always had the resources available to take advantage of it.
Just a few years earlier, Tax and his schoolmates didn’t spend much time on their education because there simply weren’t enough learning materials, such as reading books, and other activities in their school. 

But this has changed with World Vision helping to provide the learning material young, developing minds need, Tax’s situation has changed—and with it his prospects for the future. He describes himself as highly motivated to learn (after he finishes his housework, of course!). “I have more opportunities to read since World Vision has provided learning materials and reading books to our school and encouraged us in our reading activities,” he says.

World Vision support has also been provided to train and improve the skills of existing teachers so students can be better educated.

Even at such a young age, Tax is forward thinking with plans to make education a centrepiece of his community’s development by becoming a teacher himself. Says Tax, “My dream is to continue my studies in Teachers’ College. And then come back to be a teacher in my own community as the school lacks teachers now.”

With the support of generous donors like you, children like Tax can go on to make a difference in their own lives and in their communities.

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