Laos

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Laos has a population of 6.5 million, and is one of the poorest country in the world.

FFM made its recce trip to Laos in Feb 2013, where we met our local coordinator, Peter Tan, who has worked/lived in Laos for 18 years. We visited several areas and noticed the poor conditions of the schools that need urgent help.

Following the visit, Firefly Mission built the first school in middle of the year and completed in November 2013. The second school started in November 2013 and completed in February 2014. The third school started in May 2014 and completed in October 2014.

The Laos government recognizes the importance of education but, being a poor country, lack the financial resources to provide proper schools.

Firefly Mission appeals to our volunteers to support our efforts in providing safe and conducive schools for the children of Laos.

Project Updates / Recent News

Laos Schools Projects #17 & #18

In the midst of so much uncertainties and challenges, we received some happy updates from our team in Laos PDR ...
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Laos Project 2019 Updates

Background Firefly Mission (FFM) made its first recce trip to Laos in Jan 2013, since 2013 to end 2019, FFM ...
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Press Release – Firefly Mission, Singapore Hands Over Three School Buildings in Laos

A group of 29 volunteers from Firefly Mission, Singapore (FFM) visited Laos recently to witness and celebrate the handover of ...
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Laos Projects Report 2018

Below report shares Laos Projects on school & education and disaster reliefs works from 2013 to 2018. We have successfully ...
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Laos Dam Immediate Disaster Relief Works

On the 23 July 2018, Saddle Dam D, part of a hydroelectric dam system under construction in southeast Laos's Champasak ...
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FFM upcoming trips – Invite you to join us

Dear Friends, Firefly Mission (FFM) would like to invite you to join us in lighting up the world. SBS Kathina ...
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Laos Humanitarian coming Trip 12-19 Nov 2018

The Laos humanitarian mission aim to create hopes & opportunities to children in Laos. We invite you to join us ...
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[Laos] 2017 Trip

Our most recent photographs from Laos 2017 trip ...
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[Laos] Third School Project

Construction of a Primary School in Pa Bong Village Following our trip to Laos in February 2014, we identified the ...
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[Laos] Second School Project

Construction of a Primary School in Lao Kham Village Following the completion of the 1st Laos project – Na Saat ...
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Voices from the Heart

AniKunzangChoden
I am relieved that from the money we received from our Singapore supporters will help to buy cooking oil, salt, eggs and lentil for the nuns’ nutrition. I never realized that when Meme (our late Spiritual Teacher) was alive, there was so much mental comfort; I never worried much about where the food items would come or anything like that but after he passed away, it worried me. Also before Firefly’s funds came in, we did not have money to buy sugar and milk for tea. The younger nuns like to drink tea with milk but we were not able to provide them the milk and sugar for their tea. But after we received the support from our Singapore donors, I was happy to be able to buy sugar and milk for the tea for the nuns and they were happy to have tea breaks. I thank our unknown donors from other side of the world for their kind support. Please tell them that the only way we can repay their generosity is by saying prayers for their well being.

Ani Kunzang Choden, Head Nun of Samten Choling nunnery

BABWO Founder President

Before did not meet with Firefly Mission, my orphanage children and I was in difficult condition. The condition of the Bangalhalia Agapara Buddhist Welfare Orphanage are changing since 2012 met the Firefly Mission in July 2011 though the Bro Mong Mong Thun Marma and receiving many kind of support from Firefly Mission such as 1st floor extended dormitory, children sponsorship program and in-kind donation; school uniform, blanket and jacket and education stationeries. It is happening by Bro Mong Mong Thun Marma for his gave built a bridge of relationship between BABWO and Firefly Mission unless still I have to live in difficult condition. I shall never forget it and blessing to all of you for your Metta.

Now I can live and looking after our orphanage children without any difficulties. Timely I can feed our children, with satisfactoriness our children are getting chance to study their education without any difficulties.
Through the BABWO the other three orphanages; Sanghamitta Saba Sangha Buddhist Orphanage, Buddha Shishu Ghar, and Buddhist Temple Orphanage are received support and donations from Firefly Mission. There are Residential Junior High School, Barbed wire fencing project and donation for foods, blankets, jacket and solar, water tank and generator. I am very happy for it. I sincerely gratitude and blessing to all of members of Firefly Mission including Swan fund, Donors, supporters and well-wishers of BABWO may happy, healthy, prosperous and live long.

Nibba Nassa Pachaya Hontu!

Venerable U Khemachara Mahathero (BABWO Founder President)

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