Laos School Projects 2018

Below report shares FFM’s Children education projects in Laos from 2013 to 2018. We have successfully built 14 schools in a short span of 6 years. Each school that we build symbolizes a little dot of light, a light of hope for a brighter future for the children of Laos… together we light up the world.

Background –

Firefly Mission (FFM) made its first recce trip to Laos in Jan 2013, where we met our local coordinator, Peter Tan, who has been working and living in Laos for more than 18 years. We visited several rural areas and noticed the very poor conditions of the schools.

Laos has a population of 6.5 million, and is one of the poorest countries in the world. Although the Laos government recognizes the importance of education, lack of the financial resources is a major stumbling block to providing facilities for good quality education, especially in the rural areas.

Immediately after the first trip, FFM planned and built the first school and it was completed in November 2013. That was a significant milestone for FFM in Laos.

From 2013 to end 2018, FFM has built a total of 14 schools in Laos, generously supported by FFM’s volunteers, supporters, family and friends. Each school that we build symbolizes a little dot of light, a light of hope for a brighter future for the children of Laos… together we light up the world.

Laos school project completed – Total 14 schools

  1. Na Saat Village Lower Secondary School
  2. LaoKham Primary school
  3. Pa Bong Primary school
  4. Na Saat IT School & Library
  5. Na Kang Primary School
  6. HinHerb Tai Secondary School
  7. Nam Sad Village Primary School
  8. Huay Ileud Nursery School
  9. Nong Luang School
  10. Kon Keo Secondary School
  11. Vieng Kham Lower Secondary
  12. Na Sum Primary School
  13. Nonmixay Upper Sec School
  14. Meuang Chanh Lower Sec School

 

Project 1 – Na Saat Village- Lower Secondary School

  • Building:  5 class rooms fully complete with furniture, electricity and lightings
  • Benefit: 138 students
  • Cost  US$35,070
  • Sponsor: Tenzin Quek & family in memory Mr Quek Hing Ting
  • Project handover: 23  September 2013

Before

New School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 2 – LaoKham Primary school (Meuang Feuang District, Vietiane Province )

  • Building: 7 rooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefit 174 students
  • Cost:  US$44,944
  • Sponsors: Mr & Mrs Lim Jun Han
  • Project handover: 13 Feb 2014

New School

New school Handing over celebration with villagers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 3 – Pa’ Bong Primary school (HinHeub district, Vietiane Province)

  • Building:  7 rooms  fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefit 65 students
  • Cost US$46,299
  • Sponsors: Francis & Noi
  • Project handover: 1 Sept  2014

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Project 4 – Na Saat IT School & Library (HinHeub District, Vientiane Province)

  • Building:  5 rooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Cost US$35,772.88
  • Sponsor: FFM
  • Handover project: Nov 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 5 – Na’Kang Primary School (Pa Bong, HinHeub District, Vientiane)

  • Building: 7 rooms  fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefits: 113 students
  •  Cost: US$47,030.88
  • Sponsors: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, FFM
  • Project handover:  2 Dec  2015

 

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After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 6 – HinHeub Tai Secondary School (HinHeub District, Vientiane)

  • Building: 6 classrooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefit: 935 students
  • Cost: US$43,490.44
  • Sponsor: Kong Meng San PKS Monastery, Ngee Ann Poly Team 1, NUS Project Hak’ 16 ,  SUTD Project Lego    Ngee Ann Poly LSCT
  • Project handover: Nov 2016

Under construction

After completion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 7 -Nam Sad Village Primary School (Pa’Bong, HinHeub, Vientiane)

  • Building; 4 rooms  fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefit: 83 students
  • Cost: US$37,437
  •  Sponsor: ANS Import & Export Pte Ltd
  • Project handover:  Nov, 2016

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Project 8 – Huay Ileud Nursery School (HinHeub Tai, HinHeub, Vientiane )

  • Building: 2 Large rooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  •  Benefits: 60 students
  •  Cost:  US$36,883/S$52,743
  •  Sponsor: Q’son Kitchen Equipment Pte Ltd
  • Project handover: Nov 2016

New Nursery school

New Nursery classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 9 -Nong Luang School (Nong Luang Village, Pa’ Bong, Vietiane )

  •    Building: 5 classrooms & 1 staff room fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  •    Benefits: 232 students
  •   Cost: US$43,554.25, or S$65,400
  •   Sponsor: FFM
  •   Project handover: Nov 2017

New School

 

Project 10 -Kon Keo Secondary School (Phone Kham Village, Kon Keo, Vientiane) 

  • Building: 7 rooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefits : 663 students
  • Cost US$57,663 or S$83,600
  • Sponsor: CE74   S$60,750 and co-sponsor FFM
  • Project handover : Nov 2017

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Project 11 – Vieng Kham Lower Secondary School(Vieng Kham Village, Na Sum)

  • Building : 4 rooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefits 275 students
  • Project Cost U$39,246.50 /S$57,000
  • Sponsor: Q’son
  • Handover : Nov 2017

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Project 12 – Na Sum Village Primary School (HinHeub District, Vientiane Province)

  • Building: 5 Classrooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefit: 141 students
  • Cost : U$42,485/S$59,500
  • Sponsor: FFM
  • Project handover: Nov 2018

 

Project 13 – Nonmixay Village Upper Secondary School (Phalaxay District, Savanakhet Province

  • 4 Classrooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefits: 146 students
  • Cost: $47,234.25/S$66,200
  • Sponsor: Q’sonKitchen Equipment Pte Ltd
  • Project handover: Nov 2018

 

 

 

Project 14 – Meuang Chanh Village Lower Sec School (Sepon, Savannakhet Province)

  • Building: 5 Classrooms fully complete with furniture, electricity & lightings
  • Benefit: 69 students
  • Cost $52,239/S$73,200
  • Sponsor: Tan Siok Ha, Jasmine Teo Li Yee, Teo Li Mei, Teo Li Fang
  • Project handover: Nov 2018

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Firefly Mission would like to express its deep gratitude and thanks to all the people who have made this partnership project possible.

  • E Mr Dominic Goh, Singapore Ambassador to Laos
  • Brother Peter Tan, Laos Coordinator
  • Volunteers of Firefly Mission Singapore
  • Other well-wishers and volunteers, too numerous to be named

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further information related to this report, please contact:

Bro William Yeoh
Vice-President & Chief Coordinator, Laos
Tel:     +65-9567 6698  ;  Email: yeohwilliam38@gmail.com


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