Alan, a fellow volunteer visited a local home in 2014 where Mr Say has set up a classroom for local children. Alan was their first foreign visitor and it was the first time many of the students had used a computer. Alan got them to type their name and age. Most are between 8 and 22 years old. Many of the Hmong students were not there as they were in the rice fields working.
The school’s needs are those of any school in Laos – more furniture, more teaching materials, a better white board and better lighting; by the close it was very gloomy. Mr Say has provided 5 fold down tables and about 8 plastic chairs and stools. Some funds would go a long way as this is a small-scale highly localised project and all the better for it.