Last December we evaluated our first project in Laos for the fifth time. This time it was the 15 years after completion evaluation. Back in January 2007, we constructed our first school building for Khon Kaen village in the south of the country. Like the times before, the school passed our evaluation with flying colours.
Laos has always been one of our focus countries, but we implemented all our work from our office in Chiang Mai. This required our team to travel tens of thousands of kilometers per car every year. Finally, late last year, we decided with the feedback from the Laos team that Child’s Dream is now ready to open an office in Laos. We are excited that all, except for two staff members, who will take on new roles in our Chiang Mai office, are happy to relocate to Laos. In May this year we signed a six year lease agreement for a beautiful office in the heart of Luang Prabang town. A few weeks later the current head of our Laos team, Suphattra Matakun, nicknamed Koy, was approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be our new country director based in our new office.
Over the next couple of months, the team members will slowly relocate to our new office and start supporting our work from within Laos. We are thrilled about this new opportunity since we will be able to grow our work in Laos with closer access to our beneficiaries. Please let us know if you are travelling through the beautiful town of Luang Prabang. We are happy to welcome you at our new location and bring our Child’s Dream world a bit closer to you.
We are thrilled about this new opportunity since we will be able to grow our work in Laos with closer access to our beneficiaries.