is the founder of Reading Elephant Laos. He works full time in the public service. Khamkeo was born in the village of Numpouk, Bokeo province, where his father Bounthong is the director at the local primary school. This marked his early years of education and made him keenly aware of the need to promote reading and education in his homeland. During his studies in Luang Prabang, he also gained a great deal of experience with the Big Brother Mouse children’s book publishing company in how to organise and implement book festivals as well as about book design and book sales. Khamkeo has written several children’s books.