Bounthong Vongsavanh

was a senior consultant at Reading Elephant Laos. Bounthong sadly died on May 27 in the age of 61. 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 ...
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Yim Sang Pha Sert (Yim)

Yim is a volunteer at Reading Elephant Laos since February 2020. Yim was born and raised in Hom Souk, Pha Oudom district, Bokeo province where he also finished the primary school. Afterwards he visited the higher secondary school in Ponglad village. Today he is studying at Thonysaba College in Ban Houayxay. Yim is very eager to study English and wants to continue studying after he finishes the college. Yim often comes to our reading room for reading and meeting foreigners for English chats. At o...
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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 lives in Vientiane. He works on a fee basis in the planning and evaluation of project activities, maintains contacts with partners and supporters, and represents Reading Elephant Laos at official events in the capital. During his stays in Bokeo, h...
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Huk Malaisuk

Huk is a permanent project member at Reading Elephant Laos since February 2019. She was born and raised in the village of Phonxay, Xayaboury province. Huk studied at Luang Prabang Teacher Training College and graduated in 2015. She enjoys working with children very much. She joined our team to work with students in the reading room and as a librarian as well for attending travelers in our bookshop.
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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 a Mathematics and 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 an...
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Khamkeo Vongsavanh (Keo)

is the founder and project manager of Reading Elephant Laos. He works full-time in the project. Khamkeo was born in the village of Numpouk, Bokeo province, where his father Bounthong was 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 country. During and after his studies in Luang Prabang, he gained a great deal of experience by working with the children's book publisher Big Brother M...
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