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 addition to English, he speaks well Lao and supports us with reading lessons and English conversations with students.