Published: March 29th 2009February 18th 2009
The Library Boat for Lao Children
This ingenious project is all funded by donations.
The Little Library Boat for Lao Children
Before continuing on to Northern Thailand, I decided to return to Luang Prubang in Laos for a day or two, since the flights stop there on the way. Xuyen had arranged for me to make a quick visit to the Orphanage School of Luang Prubang, one of her husband's projects in Laos. She connected me with Chantha, the city libarian, who coordinated my visit and also offered me another unique experience, completely unrelated...
When I arrived, Chantha asked me if I wanted to go with her on the "Library Boat" the next morning. It's a long boat with library shelves full of books that travels up the Mekong River to remote villages. When it arrives, the children come down to the beach and check out books for a couple of hours while the boat is there. How cool is that? Of course, I said "Yes!"
There are more photos below