Education, Food

A computer centre is born in Laos

11 Nov , 2015   Video

A project is made of many parts. We send our thanks to the many people that have made it possible.
We would like to record our very special thanks to David Allan for his endless work and spirit in giving the project life.

Teaching in class 2015Reposted from article written by Peter.

The School Centre is a story of remarkable endeavour by a small British Charity and its Worldwide Volunteers and supporters.

The Charity was formed to provide scholarships for disadvantaged kids in Laos. The School has just entered its fourth year of teaching with a record 200 pupils learning English in 11 classes. Its teaching staff is made up of a very keen group of young Lao teachers supported by visiting foreign volunteers.
The project is lead by Jeannette a remarkable retired teacher from Australia. She made the mistake 2 years ago of dropping by to volunteer. She now lives in Luang Prabang for most of the year and is our dedicated School Director.
The school is also remarkably lucky to have the support of Teng our Homeland Director. Born in Luang Prabang he now lives in Vientiane with his wife and 2 young children. Teng was our very first volunteer and has been a dedicated member of our management team since we were formed. It was in the Summer of 2015 he was successful in organising the gift of computers from The World Bank in Vientiane. This marked the birth of our project to undertake the development of a purpose built computer network to teach computer studies
Thanks to the help of LEOT donors and the remarkable help of the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade and Rotary District 1260 the project had the funds to proceed.The clock was now running and we needed to find money and support to make the project a reality.
We still had to find the specialist knowledge to plan and build the network and develop the teaching resource.
Luck was on our side thanks to the help of Trustee Nick and third-time volunteer David from New Zealand when both came to our aid. We also made contact with friends GoPhil foundation in America and asked did they know of a volunteer that would help us develop a teaching resource. With their help we spoke with Angus from Scotland. He was soon recruited and found his way to Laos to partner David developing our teaching programme. Its now mid October a miracle has happened the computer network is complete, the teaching plan is written and our teachers trained .
The 20th October was a remarkable day when we held our first lessons.


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