Patithin Phetmeuangphuan

is a part time project assistant for Reading Elephant Laos. He comes from the village of Nontae in the province of Vientiane, and completed a teaching degree at the English Department at the National University of Laos. Currently a journalist, Patithin works in Vientiane. He maintains contacts with partners and supporters and represents Reading Elephant Laos at events in the capital city. In addition, she works part-time in the planning and evaluation of project activities. During his stays in B...
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John Howie Ponce

is a volunteer project member at Reading Elephant Laos. He is a Philippines national and studied Social Anthropology at several universities in the Philippines, Hungary and Germany. Since October 2018 he is staying in Bokeo province, Laos, for doing research for his Ph.D thesis about „Electric Statemaking in the Greater Mekong Subregion“. John met our project team in the reading room in Ban Houayxay. He likes the project’s intention and decided to volunteer with us during his spare times. In add...
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Bounthong Vongsavanh

is a senior consultant at Reading Elephant Laos. Like his son Khamkeo, he came from the village of Ban Numpouk in Bokeo and grew up there. During his childhood years there were no kindergartens or pre-schools in Laos. He finished secondary school in 1977 and got the chance to continue his studies at secondary level II. Teachers at his school greatly encouraged Bounthong and he ultimately decided to become a teacher himself. He graduated from the Teacher Training College in Luang Namtha and subse...
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Phaivanh Philainthavong (Touy)

is a permanent project member at Reading Elephant Laos. Born in a village in Luang Prabang province, Touy is responsible for the organisation of the library stock, the book lending and is actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the village book festivals. He trained as an English teacher and completed his degree in Basic English at the Visoun English Center. Phaivanh enjoys working with children and is a very talented motivator. He likes to read himself a lot and has a great g...
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Fly, Fly, Fly!

An eagle soars, a fish swims, a porpoise leaps, and two giraffes walk through the grassland. Seventeen animals each do their thing, introducing young children to the expressive potential of Lao vocabulary. (English doesn‘t have a word that means „to move by humping up your back“; Lao does.) Eye-catching photographs, of both familiar and unfamiliar animals, add to the book‘s appeal. Older sisters and brothers who are learning English can read this with younger children, and both will expand thei...
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One Mouse and seven cats

Sonesulilat has 8 crickets on the grill. He eats 3 of them; how many are left? If there are 3 nagas, and each naga has 7 heads, how many heads are there in all? And just what are those 7 cats going to do with 1 mouse? Easy number questions like these, each with a full-page picture, make it fun for children to learn basic arithmetic. Download
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