„Without books I wouldn’t be the person I am. I’m just giving back some of the great things I experienced.“
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Of course, dreams do not come true on their own, particularly when it comes to children, who are often rightly called the future of society. In poor countries like Laos, they don’t have a lobby to represent their interests. Just as with children in other countries, however, they should be given the chance to lead fulfilling lives.
A financial donation – whether large or small, regular or just once – helps Reading Elephant Laos to realize children’s dreams. You, too, may also want to give (back) something of what you have received in your life, or what you would naturally give to your own children at any time.
What does my donation support?
All donations will be used exclusively for the Reading Elephant Laos project. Necessary expenses for administration or money transfer are kept as low as possible.
A story book in Lao language, designed, drawn and produced by Laotians in a Laotian publishing house, costs just a bit more than 2 USD. So with a donation of just 24 USD, we can buy already 10 new books.
helps us to purchase new materials and objects for didactic or creative games for our events and the reading room.
covers the cost of a full-day book festival in a remote village school in the province of Bokeo, where our team plays and reads with the children, and where the children themselves can read and experience books and stories to their heart’s content.
allows us to put together a box of books for temporary loan to a village primary school. The books are available to the children there in the school library until our team / book bus visits the village the next time, when the books are exchanged for new ones.
finances the programming offered in our reading room in Ban Houayxay for a whole month. Here, children can rummage through the inventory of the children’s library alone or with their parents, and even entire school classes can visit and discover something new.
If you are traveling in Laos yourself, you can join our team at a book festival for a reasonable donation. Please inform us of your visit in Ban Houayxay in advance by email or contact us directly at our project shop. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you a spot. There can be a maximum of three people. You must accept our Child Protection Policy in order to participate.
For all donors from the SEPA region (all countries of the European Union as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) this is the most effective donation option. Your donation will be credited to our bank account in full and without deductions (unlike via PayPal or online donation portals).
Beneficiary Bank: Berliner Sparkasse
IBAN: DE53 1005 0000 0190 6292 23
BIC/Swift Code: BELADEBEXXX
Recipient’s Name: Books for Laos e. V.
If you have a PayPal account, you can donate directly via the secure PayPal website using the following button:
Donate books through the online donation portal Betterplace.org! You determine the amount yourself. (An additional donation to Betterplace.org is not required!)
Donate books through the online donation portal gofundme! This is a special campaign running by Reading Elephant Laos’ Advocate in the United States. (Informations for British taxpayers please read here!)
Donations can be made by bank transfer directly to Reading Elephant in Laos. Due to the bank fees involved (which vary by bank and by country), we recommend using Paypal.
Here is the information your bank will need:
Beneficiary Bank: Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao
No.1 Bokeo Branch
R3 Road, Oudom Village, Huayxay District,
Bokeo Province, Lao PDR
Account no: 112-12-01-00123553-001
Swift code: COEBLALA
*Bank Tel+Fax: +856 84-212162
Recipient’s Name: Khamkeo Vongsavanh
Ban Nampok, M. Houysay, Bokeo Province
(*Asterisked items are not normally requested or needed, but requirements sometimes vary by bank or country.)
Thanks to our partnership with Books for Laos e. V., donors resident in Germany will receive a tax receipt for their donations. Books for Laos e. V. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in Germany which sends 100% of your donation directly to Reading Elephant Laos.
When you pass on the good word about Reading Elephant Laos’s concept and work to your friends, colleagues, business associates or family members, you help us greatly. Passing on the word attracts new supporters. The larger the circle of supporters becomes, the more strongly the needs of children in Laos are perceived, and, ultimately, the more purposefully we can jointly implement our “mission.”