“The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity.”

Neil Gaiman (*1960, British Author of Science-Fiction and Fantasy Stories, Comics and Scripts)

Book Festival in Ban Namsene

conducted May 23, 2019 in the elementary school of Ban Namsene Village, about 30 km from Houayxay. 94 children of different ethnic groups (Lao, Hmong, Khmu) are taught here. The video was partially recorded with a drone by a traveler from the UK who accompanied us on a stopover on his Asian bike tour here (Video © by Peter Hardie):

Book Festival in Ban Nampouk

carried out April 26, 2019 with guests of Books for Laos e. V. from Germany in the elementary school of Ban Nampouk, the home village of our project manager, about 30 km southeast of Houayxay. 220 children of the Lao and Khmu ethnic groups are taught in Nampouk (Video © by Patithin Phetmeuangphuan):

Book Festival in Ban Nontae

held September 14, 2018 in the village primary school of Ban Nontae, about 26 km northeast of Vientiane. This book festival was spontaneously organized as part of a visit to the book shopping team in the capital and realized with the help of the villagers. In Nontae … Laotian children go to school (Video © by Patithin Phetmeuangphuan):