Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chilren's Day at Khmu school

Children's day is the first of June every year when the children are celebrated.  The Khmu village about 10 km from Luangprabang. We started to help doing activities at this school in 2010.  There are six staff members who attended 5 library staff and the myself.  There were 80 students and 5 teachers with some parents attending from 8am - 3pm.  Some of the activities included sing songs about how to make papaya salad, playing games, and actually making the papaya salad we sang about.  There were also some dances performed by the students.  My favorite of which was the bamboo dance.  Six teenagers hold bamboo sticks and knock them on the ground while two 6 yr olds dance together through the sticks.  It was really cute and well done.  Midway through we broke for papaya salad and lunch.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

 I wrote the English, my staff wrote the Lao and the kids cut out the words and posted it.
 One of the dances performed by the students.
 The children dressed with their drums.  They use them in songs.
 The butterfly dance.  Very Cute.
 The goal of this game is to knock the paper ball across the field with your eggplant tied to your waste.
 Welcome to the dream bathroom.  Repaired by Helping Hands Australia painted by the kids.
The khmu kids in the afternoon.

The school has 5 teachers, 4 rooms, 85 students and no electricity.  If you would like to help out email or comment and we can try to help improve the conditions for these kids.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Children's day at Ngoi district

The Children Learning Center at Ngoi district is support by the Community Learning International ( CLI ). In this CLC there are 5 staff work together 1 is the Librarian, 2 are Kindergarten teachers and 2 are activities teachers for the kids 8 to 15 years old. The Kindergarten is open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 4:30. Now there are 23 kids for the activities they do every Saturday. There are 50 to 60 people who join in each saturday. The activities are Reading, Story telling, Dancing, Games, drawing, theater, action songs, etc...  

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blessing Ceremony for the Luang Prabang Library

On Friday, May 3rd at 4:30 pm, the library staff and volunteers held a thirty minute blessing ceremony on site.  Elders and local monks of Wat Mai came together to bless and bring good luck to the Luang Prabang Library and those associated with it.  The ceremony included traditional Buddhist chanting and prayers.  After the blessing ceremony, we shared a wonderful meal together and enjoyed each others company.