We have received confirmation from Laos that our 10th book box library has been delivered to Wattay Noi Elementary School in Vientiane.
We are delighted to inform you that all 172 books ranging from learning materials to fairy tales stories have reached the students at Wattay Noi Elementary School on March 16, 2009.
This book box is extra special because it was featured among other book boxes during the visit of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand to the National Library of Laos after the opening ceremony of Lao-Thai railway.
Thanks to the generous support of the following donors, the students at Wattay Noi Elementary were given a gift of knowledge to keep them busy during the rest of this school year and many more years ahead.
10th Lao Book Box Library Donators under Lao Voices
Salat – $25.00 (November 2007)
Sim – $30.00 (December 2007)
Linda Vadysilisack – $50.00 (May 2008)
Mekong Medicinals – $30.00 (June 2008)
Sirivanh Phetsadasack – $50.00 (July 2008)
Padek – $35 (November 2008)
The total cost for the book box library was $220.00 in 2008. Due to higher prices of wood the cost for constructing the wooden box to hold the books jumped from 300,000 Kips in 2007 to 380,000 Kip in 2008. We have been inform by the Director General of the National Library the cost for the wooden box has increased to 400,000 Kips as of this month.
If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring a Lao Book Box Library then please check directly with the National Library of Laos for the exact overall cost per box. You can find the contact information on our Lao Book Box Fund page.
The students and teachers at Wattay Noi sent their great big “Thank You” to the generous supporters of the Lao Book Box Fund. If you are ever in Vientiane, please stop by the school and join the students during their reading time.
Thank You! for giving the power of knowledge to these lucky Lao kids.