At the Lone Buffalo School, boys and girls study in English, play sports, and, sadly, take classes in Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) awareness. This is necessary because the United States dropped more ordnance on Laos during the Vietnam War than it dropped during World War II. Eighty thousand unexploded bombs are still a threat to the population.*
|Students at the Lone Buffalo School in Phonsavan, Laos|
"When we asked them what they most wanted for their school, the answer was books. There are no English language books...no library of any kind. No way to take books home to practice reading and learn more about the world."
CARRY A BOOK TO LAOS If you visit that page, you will find out more about the organization.
We all know the power of social media. These links have connected us in new ways and made the world smaller. Please like the page! Help pass along the word! It's an easy way to do a lot of good.
And if you are lucky enough to be traveling to Laos, take a book for the school.
Julie and Tom recently mailed boxes of donated books to the school. I was very pleased and proud to send along a few copies of my own.
* For source of these facts and more information, click this link: UXO bombs in Laos