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There are 10 of them landing in Ban Na Teui, Laos, with their big hearts, smiles and know-how as their luggage. They worked on the brand new kindergarten construction site in Ban Bo, a village 25km from Savannakhet in southern Laos.
Outside the construction site, they also provided introductory computer courses, English, French and animation sessions for the village children.
Our warm and sincere thanks for their invaluable support, which enabled the site to make great strides forward.
For us, Alsace-Laos, it is a unique experience rich in sharing, exchanges and friendships
Khop chai lai lai, merci beaucoup, Thank you very much !
The history of partnership with the Scouts et Guides de France dates back to 2014 with the meeting with the St Pierre Lejeune group of companions in Strasbourg. A partnership rich in exchanges, sharing and friendship.
From this meeting we saw the birth of several projects in favour of children in Laos, namely: training in English, initiation to computer science, renovation of schools, dispensary...
Other Scout groups from different regions of France joined us in 2016, 2017, 2018 and will join us in the summer of 2019.
A primary school in Ban Sok was established, as well as a kindergarten thanks to donations from Scouts and Alsace-Laos in 2016 and 2018.
To see the different projects with Scouts from previous years,
In November 2015, when our association visited the village to start the project to rebuild the 5-class primary school, we were asked by the villagers and teachers to renovate the kindergarten, which is in very poor condition.
The kindergarten is located 40km from the town of Savannakhet and was built in 1998. The walls as well as the beams and frames are eaten away by termites and may be a danger to the safety of the 37 children who use the premises, supervised by two female teachers.
To offer the inhabitants a follow-up to their school career, we have opened a training centre that offers educational support in the mastery of "organic" agriculture and fish
The weather conditions and existing equipment did not allow for sports activities. In 2012, this new construction site gave birth to this brand-new multi-purpose space.
The first project of the association was carried out for the reconstruction of the village primary school. It took two years of work to build it.
The association wanted to contribute to addressing health issues, a real challenge in Laos where life expectancy does not exceed 56 years.
Several oral health care missions took place in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2018 at the initiative of Dr Philippe LEVY, dental surgeon.
The rustic and dilapidated school was rebuilt with the help of local villagers and craftsmen, and without any motorized equipment.